Dance Community News - April 23, 2014

In This Issue.

 

DanceMN UPDATE

 

1. SEEKING INFO AND EVENTS FOR DANCE/USA CONFERENCE

 

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

 

2. Tonight! 9x22 DANCE/LAB- APRIL 23

 

3. JAMES SEWELL BALLET PRESENTS INFERNO AT THE COWLES CENTER- APRIL 25-MAY 4

 

4. BALLET OF THE DOLLS AND THE RITZ THEATER PRESENT SACRED- APRIL 25-27

 

5. YOUNG DANCE PRESENTS “FOUND IN TRANSLATION”- MAY 1-3

 

6. ST. OLAF COLLEGE'S COMPANYDANCE© SPRING CONCERT - MAY 1-3

 

7. OPEN FIELD INFORMATION SESSION- MAY 1 and 15

 

8. COPPÉLIA TO BE PERFORMED AT THE 26TH ANNUAL MINNESOTA DANCE FESTIVAL- MAY 2-3

 

9. JAMES SEWELL BALLET: FAMILY SHOW- MAY 3

 

10. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA PRESENTS BEAUTY & THE BEAST MAY 9-11

 

11. ZENON DANCE COMPANY’S 31st SPRING SEASON- MAY 9-11, 16-18

 

12. TU DANCE’S 10th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE AT THE ORDWAY- MAY 10

 

13. RAGAMALA DANCE AND RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA AT THE WALKER ART CENTER- MAY 15-18

 

14. AMP 3: ALTERNATIVE MOTION PROJECT’S 3RD SEASON PERFORMANCE- MAY 16-18

 

15. DUNIYA DRUM & DANCE AND BALLET OF THE DOLLS PRESENT: GUINEÉ SOGUE- MAY 17

 

16. ROOTED: HIP HOP CHOREOGRAPHERS’ EVENING- JUNE 12-14

 

ONGOING CLASSES

 

17. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES SUMMER CLASSES AT ZENON!

 

18. MOTIONART IMPROV GATHERING

 

19. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

 

20. BALLARE TEATRO’S SUMMER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

 

21. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ARENA DANCES, TO HOLD OPEN CLASSES!

 

22. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET ONGOING CLASSES

 

23. SUMMER TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SPCB

 

24. SPRING SESSION CLASSES AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL

 

25. TWIN CITIES BALLET MONDAY OPEN PROFESSIONAL BALLET CLASS

 

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

 

26. SALSA WORKSHOP- APRIL 23

 

27. URBAN FUSION WORKSHOP- APRIL 26

 

28. BETTER BALANCE THRU FELDENKRAIS & YOGA- APRIL 27

 

29. ANATOMY IN 3D FOR DANCERS: DEEP HIP AND CORE- MAY 10

 

30. DUNIYA DRUM & DANCE PRESENTS: 7th ANNUAL FAKOLY DRUM & DANCE PROJECT- MAY 16-18

 

31. CHACHI GONZALES IN MINNEAPOLIS- MAY 17

 

32. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING WITH CARI RIIS STEMMLER AND TIZA WYNN RILEY- JUNE 6-8 and JUNE 20-22

 

33. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE- JUNE 9-13

 

34. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER PROGRAMS- JUNE 9-AUGUST 22

 

35. INSTINCT DANCE INTENSIVE WITH ARENA DANCES- JUNE 16-20

 

36. SUMMER INTENSIVE WITH ANANYA DANCE THEATRE- JUNE 23-JULY 11

 

37. CHILDREN’S SUMMER INTENSIVES AT SPCB

 

38. 2014 TU DANCE SUMMER PROGRAMS- begins JULY 7

 

39. ZENON SUMMER DANCE SAMPLER- JULY 14-18

 

40. THE RIVERS SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE WITH ROCHELLE ZIDE- AUGUST 1-8

 

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

 

41. GLOBAL SITE PERFORMANCE SEEKS DANCERS

 

42. JAZZ & TAP SPECIALIST POSITION

 

43. AUDITION FOR GOLDEN BOYS: PRINCIPAL ROLES AND DANCE ENSEMBLE

 

44. OFF-LEASH AREA SEEKS HOSTS FOR FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR

 

45. AUDITION FOR SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET COMPANY’S 2014-15 SEASON

 

46. AUDITIONS FOR SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET’S FRINGE FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE

 

47. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE

 

48. ZENON DANCE COMPANY VOLUNTEER OFFICE INTERN POSITION

 

49. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS & COMPANIES

 

50. ATTACK THEATRE SEEKS ONE MALE AND ONE FEMALE MODERN DANCER

 

51. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION AUDITIONS

 

52. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA COMPANY & APPRENTICE AUDITIONS

 

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

 

53. MOMENTUM: NEW DANCE WORKS 2015

 

54. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

 

55. CAREER TRANSITION GRANTS AVAILABLE

 

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

 

56. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS COUNSELING AVAILABLE

 

OTHER DANCE NEWS

 

57. REHEARSAL/CLASS  SPACE  AVAILABLE  IN  SOUTH  MINNEAPOLIS

 

58. REHEARSAL/CLASS  SPACE  AVAILABLE  IN  BLOOMINGTON

 

59. GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST DANCE FILMS

 

 


 

DanceMN UPDATE

1. SEEKING INFO AND EVENTS FOR DANCE/USA CONFERENCE

 

Dance artists and administrators from around the country will be convening in Minneapolis this June for the annual Dance/USA conference, and DanceMN wants to welcome them to our beautiful and active city!

 

We are seeking submissions from the dance community for two areas:

 

1. Printed materials to pass out to conference attendees, including dance events outside the conference, dance/movement/yoga classes, amenities and spaces to see

 

2. An expanded version of our regular weekly newsletter, covering an inclusive range of events

 

The conference runs June 18-21, 2014.  DanceMN's listings will cover Tuesday evening, June 17 through Monday morning, June 23.

 

If you have a weekly class that you think everyone already knows about, please submit it now!  There will be lots of new eyes on DanceMN in the coming months.

 

Submissions for the print materials must be received by May 1.  Please send them to dancecommunitynews@gmail.com, with FOR DANCE/USA in the subject line.  Submissions to the newsletter will be accepted up through the conference, running on our normal schedule/instructions.

 

Thanks,

DanceMN Steering Committee

Emily Gastineau, Judith Brin Ingber, Dana Kassel, Tara King, Theresa Madaus, Kaleena Miller, Sally Rousse, Laurie Van Wieren

 

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PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

2. Tonight! 9x22 DANCE/LAB- APRIL 23

 

8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16 (sliding scale)

 

1. Anat Shinar

2. Josie Winship w/ Yumi Inomata

3. Kalila Indivar

 

Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

810 W Lake St

Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

www.bryantlakebowl.com

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

 

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

 

In its tenth year, 9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

 

Contact: Laurie Van Wieren Projects, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

 

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3. JAMES SEWELL BALLET PRESENTS INFERNO AT THE COWLES CENTER- APRIL 25-MAY 4

 

Inferno, inspired by Dante’s The Divine Comedy, is the centerpiece of the 20th Anniversary Season. Dante portrays himself as driven toward darkness and is guided by Virgil through the nine circles of hell in a personal search for the right path of thought and action. This story of midlife crisis and redemption will be explored through a contemporary lens looking for today’s meaning in a timeless tale. JSB’s performance creates an immersive environment of electronic imagery, musical collage and striking staging and costume design.

 

Inferno is Rated-R due to graphic depictions of sex and violence.

 

James Sewell Ballet

@ The Cowles Center

Apr 25 - May 4

612.206.3600

http://www.thecowlescenter.org

 

Contact: Dana Munson, dmunson@thecowlescenter.org

 

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4. BALLET OF THE DOLLS AND THE RITZ THEATER PRESENT SACRED- APRIL 25-27

 

Inspired by her late father's love of the history, customs, and traditions in their homeland, Choreographer Lisa Conlin and Composer Mike Hallenbeck join forces connecting the Roots of the Dakotas.

 

LIVE music, contemporary dance theater, and sculpting encompass this extraordinary multidisciplinary event joined by the magical team of Paul Herwig's mastermind set design, Davu Seru's electrifying instrumentation, and Mike Grogan's mesmerizing lighting design.

 

The exceptional and awarding winning visual and performance artist Paul Herwig and dancers:  Leila Awadallah, Sarah Bartlett, Heather Cadigan, Lisa Conlin, Ali Deering, Stephanie Fellner, Alarica Hassett, Abby Johnson, Renata Justinia (understudy), Jennifer Mack, Christine Maginnis, Raena Rasmussen, and Julie Warder bring the sculpture and roots to life in this unique personal journey.

 

Where:  The Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN

Show times:  Friday, April 25 at 8pm Saturday April 26 at 8pm, Sunday April 27 at 2pm.

 

Tickets $22 adults, $18 students/seniors on Fri/Sat

$20 adults, $16 students/seniors on Sunday

For tickets call The Ritz Theater box office at #612-436-1129.  

Hours: Tuesday through Friday 12:00-5:00pm or 2 hours prior to performance or online at www.ritz-theater.org

 

SACRED is underwritten by the American Composers Forum’s Live Music for Dance Minnesota program in partnership with NewMusicUSA, with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

Contact: Lisa Conlin, lisaconlin@yahoo.com

 

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5. YOUNG DANCE PRESENTS “FOUND IN TRANSLATION”- MAY 1-3

 

Where:

Illusion Theater (528 Hennepin Ave. 8th floor, Mpls. MN 55403)

 

When:

Thursday May 1: School Matinee 9:00am & 11:30am

Friday May 2: Gala Reception, begins at 7:00pm & concert at 8:00 pm

Saturday May 3: Matinee 2:00pm & Evening 8:00pm

 

Cost:

Tickets: $15 Adult, $8 Students and Seniors, Kids under 5 free

Friday gala reception: $40 (includes ticket and food/wine)

School Matinee: $4

 

Illusion Theater Box Office:612-339-4944 // www.illusiontheater.org

All Shows ASL Interpreted

 

"Found in Translation" explores the language of dance and the role of the dancer as interpreter of that language. Each piece explores the ways in which dance functions as both universal language and vernacular slang specific to each body.

 

Featuring choreography by some of the Twin Cities leading voices in contemporary dance, including  Kenna-Camara Cottman/Voice of Culture Drum and Dance, Penelope Freeh, ROTATOR (Chris Schlichting + Morgan Thorson), Supergroup (Sam Johnson, Erin Search-Wells and Jeffrey Wells), Sarah Jacobs, and Laurie Van Wieren.

 

Friday May 2nd Gala and Reception

Featuring Music by Orange Mighty Trio

7:00 pm -Reception with wine and appetizers

8:00 pm - performances by the Young Dance company, Alumni, Kenna-Camara Cottman/Voice of Culture Drum and Dance, Maggie Bergeron, Penelope Freeh, Super Group, and Erin Thompson.

 

Contact Young Dance at:

www.youngdance.org

info@youngdance.org

(612) 423-3064

 

Contact: Jennifer Glaws, info@youngdance.org

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6. ST. OLAF COLLEGE'S COMPANYDANCE© SPRING CONCERT - MAY 1-3

 

A spring celebration of dance created by faculty, students, and guest artists

 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, May 1, 2, 3, 7:30 p.m.

 

Theater Building, Kelsey Theater

 

Watch the live streaming of the May 1st performance:

http://www.stolaf.edu/multimedia/play/?e=1024

 

Tickets: $8 (Complimentary for faculty/staff/students/).

 

Tickets will be available by phone (507-786-8987) during regular box office hours (11 am – 4 pm) and via the web (http://fusion.stolaf.edu/tickets) starting April 21.

 

Contact: Lindsey Mornson,  mornson@stolaf.edu

 

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7. OPEN FIELD INFORMATION SESSION- MAY 1 and 15

 

From June to August, Walker Open Field transforms the Walker’s green space into a cultural commons. The space is designed to explore what happens when people get together to share and exchange skills and interests, to create something new, or delve into the unknown. Each summer the space has hosted over 100 community created programs.

 

Interested in sharing an Open Field program this summer? Find out more at an information session: May 1 & 15 6-7 PM in the Walker's Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab.

 

For more information go to http://www.walkerart.org/openfield

 

Contact: Laura Holway, laura.holway@walkerart.org

 

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8. COPPÉLIA TO BE PERFORMED AT THE 26TH ANNUAL MINNESOTA DANCE FESTIVAL- MAY 2-3

 

Ballet Minnesota presents a two-for-one performance at its 26th Annual Minnesota Dance Festival. This year, Coppélia is combined with the original children’s ballet, Elfan.

 

All performances will be held at The O’Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Ave, on the campus of St. Catherine University, St. Paul, May 2-3, 2014.

 

Tickets prices range from $12 to $28.

Order online at http://www.theoshaughnessy.com or call The O’Shaughnessy at 651-690-6700.

 

To view the complete works staged by Ballet Minnesota, visit http://www.balletminnesota.org.

 

Known as one of ballet’s most celebrated comedies, Coppélia tells the story of a wedding for a young woman and her betrothed, which is approaching fast. Her fiancé seems to be falling under the enchantment of another young woman. What he doesn’t know is that she is a life-sized doll! All will end well, but not before the village women sneak into the toyshop and the besotted young man climbs in through the window, drinks a potion and falls under a spell. It’s an enchanting family ballet based on a tale written by the same author as The Nutcracker, E.T.A. Hoffman. And just like that holiday classic, Coppélia has the same light-hearted story and feel-good humor that will undoubtedly delight the whole family.

 

Performance dates and times:

 

Friday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 3, 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.

 

Contact: Evan O'Connor, oconnorevan1@gmail.com

 

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9. JAMES SEWELL BALLET: FAMILY SHOW- MAY 3

 

Reif Dance from Grand Rapids, MN is back to perform another of James Sewell's youthful ballets. Miss Spider's Tea Party is a colorful and festive dance based on David Kirk's beloved children's book. The lonely Miss Spider must overcome her insect neighbors' fears and convince them she has no ulterior motive when she invites them to tea. Join us on this journey of community acceptance as the insects flutter, buzz and march their way into our hearts.

 

James Sewell Ballet: Family Show

@ The Cowles Center

May 3

11:00 am

 

612.206.3600

http://www.thecowlescenter.org

 

Contact: Dana Munson,  dmunson@thecowlescenter.org

 

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10. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA PRESENTS BEAUTY & THE BEAST MAY 9-11

 

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota presents the World Premiere of its newest original full-length production, “Beauty & the Beast”! Featuring Michelle Ludwig as Beauty, Andrew Lester as the Beast, and Benjamin Johnson as Beauty's Father.

 

Created in the tradition of the classic story ballets, "Beauty & the Beast" has an original story adaptation written by TCB Artistic Director Denise Vogt, and an original musical score composed and recorded by emerging composer Jordan Cox specifically for this production. It also features new stage designs, sets, lighting, costumes and choreography.

 

Full of magic, imagination, hope and redemption, “Beauty & the Beast”  is sure to delight the whole family!

 

WHAT: "Beauty & the Beast" Original Full-length Ballet World Premiere

WHERE: Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center)

 

WHEN:

Friday May 9,    7:00pm

Saturday May 10, 2:00pm

Saturday May 10, 7:00pm

Sunday May 11,   2:00pm

 

TICKETS: From $16 to $32  ON SALE NOW (Ames Center/BPAC Box Office, Ticketmaster)

 

FREE PARKING

 

For more information visit: http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

 

Music for "Beauty & the Beast" is underwritten by the American Composers

 

Forum's Live Music for Dance Minnesota program in partnership with NewMusicUSA, with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@TwinCitiesBallet.org

 

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11. ZENON DANCE COMPANY’S 31st SPRING SEASON- MAY 9-11, 16-18

 

Zenon Dance Company’s

31st Spring Season

May 9-11, 16-18 @ The Cowles Center

 

World Premieres by Daniel Stark and Netta Yerushalmy

 

Artistic Director, Linda Z. Andrews has created an extensive modern, jazz and post-modern dance repertory by commissioning new works from more than 60 of the world’s most intriguing emerging choreographers. For its 31st Spring Season, Zenon continues that tradition with world premieres by Minnesota-based Daniel Stark, and New York/Tel Aviv choreographer Netta Yerushalmy, whose last work for Zenon was “Hello, My Name is Catherine.” Also on the program are reprises of Kyle Abraham’s 2011 “My Quarreling Heart” and Danny Buraczeski’s iconic “Ezekiel’s Wheel.”

 

31st Spring Season

When:  8 p.m. May 9-10, 16-17

7 p.m. May 11 and May 18

Where: The Cowles Center, Minneapolis

Tickets: $34; 612-206-3600

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/zenon-dance-company-2

 

Contact: Danielle Robinson-Prater, danielle@zenondance.org

 

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12. TU DANCE’S 10th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE AT THE ORDWAY- MAY 10

 

Join us, as founders Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands perform with their company in an unforgettable 10th anniversary dance concert. The program features Lady—a signature early work inspired by the couple’s travels in South Africa; Hikari, an Ordway-commissioned world premiere; the Minnesota premiere of One (2013), honoring Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cell; and Alvin Ailey’s Twin Cities duet from his legendary The River (1970), performed by Uri Sands with special guest Laurel Keen.

 

May 10th, 2014 at 7:30pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

345 Washington Street, Saint Paul

 

Ordway Extra: "From Saint Paul to the World: Ten Years of TU Dance" at 6:30pm

 

For tickets visit https://ordway.org or call 651-224-4222

 

Contact: info@tudance.org

 

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13. RAGAMALA DANCE AND RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA AT THE WALKER ART CENTER- MAY 15-18

 

Ragamala Dance and Rudresh Mahanthappa

Song of the Jasmine

Thu–Sun, May 15–18

Walker Art Center

 

In India, the jasmine flower traverses the world of man and the world of the

gods.

 

Ragamala Dance’s directors Aparna Ramaswamy and Ranee Ramaswamy collaborate

with jazz saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa in a new work that freely

moves between past and present, embodying the spiritual and the sensual that

are the lifeblood of the Indian psyche.

 

Join Ragamala for its annual gala evening on Saturday, May 17 at 5:30 pm in

the Walker’s Gather by D’Amico. For information and tickets, call Joanna

Lackram at 612.253.3556.

 

» tickets and more information:

http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/ragamala-dance-and-rudresh-mahanthappa

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

 

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14. AMP 3: ALTERNATIVE MOTION PROJECT’S 3RD SEASON PERFORMANCE- MAY 16-18

 

Alternative Motion Project returns to The Southern Theater in Minneapolis, MN for its 3rd Season, AMP 3. The program features 15 dancers, live vocalist Alyssa Anderson,  and four distinctive and dynamic World Premieres by AMP’s founders, Kristin Howe + Joanna Lees. This exciting evening of modern dance also showcases the work of local dance artist and St. Olaf Professor, Heather Klopchin, who brings her stark and physical group piece, Gridlock, to AMP’s repertory.

 

TICKETS

$15 General Admission

$12 Student/Senior/Disability/Children Under 12

$3 off with 2013 MN Fringe Festival Button (walk up only)

Order Tickets: amp3.brownpapertickets.com

 

WHERE

The Southern Theater

1420 Washington Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 5545

 

WHEN

Fri, May 16th 8pm

Sat, May 17th 2pm (pay-as-able)

Sat, May 17th 8pm

Sun, May 18th 2pm

 

Contact: Kristin Howe, alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

 

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15. DUNIYA DRUM & DANCE AND BALLET OF THE DOLLS PRESENT: GUINEÉ SOGUE- MAY 17

 

May 17th - 8:00pm

The Ritz Theater

345 13th Ave. NE

Minneapolis, MN 55413

 

Guineé Sogue (Guineé Sun) Celebrates the power, joy and beauty of the music and dance of Guineé West Africa. Local Company Duniya Drum & Dance joined by members of Voice of Culture and Shapeshift will hit the stage with Master Drummers and Dancers of the National Ballet of Guineé. The Mid West meets West Africa in a mesmerizing display of movement and rhythm that will excite the spirit and feed the soul. A show not to be missed!

 

Tickets

$18 in advance

$25 at the door

http://www.ritz-theater.org/event/528557-ballet-dolls-duniya-drum-minneapolis/

Contact: Renata, renata.ritztheater@gmail.com
 

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16. ROOTED: HIP HOP CHOREOGRAPHERS’ EVENING- JUNE 12-14

 

Curated by Maia Maiden

 

Performances: June 12 - 14, 2014 | 7PM

Tickets: $12 Advance, Student, Senior | $15 at the Door

 

ROOTED is the first and only choreographers’ evening focused on Hip Hop dance and its roots: African, Latin, Tap, Step, Breaking, Popping, Locking, Toprock, Wacking, House, Old School, and New School. Illuminating and celebrating the skill of the finest choreographers in the Twin Cities, ROOTED has sold out every show since 2009.

 

http://intermediaarts.org/rooted

 

Contact: Maia Maiden, maiamaiden@yahoo.com

 

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ONGOING CLASSES

17. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES SUMMER CLASSES AT ZENON!

 

Erin Thompson will be teaching 2 hour classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Zenon's first 6 week summer session, June 9-July 18. Classes will include experiential anatomy explorations on the floor, standing warm-ups enhanced by Alexander Technique based alignment, and locomotion phrases exploring freedom, weight and momentum. With the wonderful and raucous Eric Mayson at the piano.

 

Where: Zenon Dance School, 528 Hennepin Avenue, 4th floor

 

When: T-TH, 9:30-11:30 AM

 

Cost: $16 for 2 hours

 

Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

 

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18. MOTIONART IMPROV GATHERING

 

Heads up! For the month of May, First Friday Improv Gathering has been switched to the THIRD Friday in May. Crazy, huh?

 

Hope to see you there on May 16th at 6:30 p.m. for another fulfilling session of improvisational dance. Ideas generated by participants inspire the evening's spontaneous creations. Live accompaniment provided by Bruce Wintervold.

 

This event is open to people of all ages and levels of ability.

 

Come to dance, or come to observe, or both!

 

Friday, May 16th, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

 

Center for Performing Arts

3754 Pleasant Ave S., Minneapolis

 

Suggested Donation: $5 -$10

(No one will be turned away for lack of funds)

 

For more information, visit www.motionartmn.org

 

Contact: Pam Gleason or Diane Moncrieff at info@motionartmn.org

 

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19. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

 

TU Dance Center offers several classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced level.  Join us in our spacious studios!

 

Morning Open Classes

Monday, 10:00-11:00am, GAGA People with Berit Ahlgren

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am,  Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Thursday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Friday, 9:30-11:00am, Modern with Erin Thompson

 

Evening Open Classes

Monday, 8:00-9:30pm, Beginning Adult Ballet with Tina Anderson

Wednesday, 6:00-7:30pm, Intermediate/Advanced Horton based modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Wednesday, 7:30-9:00pm, Advanced Ballet with Laurel Keen

Thursday, 7:15-8:45 pm, West African with Kenna-Camara Cottman & Voice of Culture

Friday, 5:30-7:00pm, Advanced Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Saturday: 3:15-4:15pm, Contemporary Ballet with Katelyn Skelley or Modern with Blake Nellis

 

For more information visit "Open Classes" at http:www.tudance.org

 

Cost:  $14/class, $120/10-class card.

 

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota  55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block  east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center)

 

Contact: education@tudance.org

 

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20. BALLARE TEATRO’S SUMMER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

 

Ballare Teatro’s Summer Session runs June 23-July 24, 2014. Summer is a wonderful time to get into the studio and dance whether you are 3 or 93. Ballare has many summer offerings that fit your need. From our fabulous technique classes to our fun camps, summer is a great time to be in the studio.

 

We offer a variety of weekly themed dance camps (Monday-Thursday) from The Little Mermaid, I’ve Got Rhythm, Build Your Own Musical and Dancing through History. In the evening we offer different technique classes.

 

You can find more info at: http://www.ballareteatro.com/classes/summer-program/

(Adult class offerings will be posted soon! Classes in Tap, Ballet, Modern, Cardio Funk, Zumba and more!)

 

Ballare Teatro is located at:

4259 Minnehaha Ave. So

Minneapolis, MN 55406

 

Contact: Karis Sloss, info@ballareteatro.com

 

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21. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ARENA DANCES, TO HOLD OPEN CLASSES!

 

Janczewski’s classes will explore the qualities of released and off-balance dancing with the use of gravity, spiral and momentum -- daring students to find qualities of stillness and explosion. Spatial awareness will be heightened with use of “disco-ball” beams of light, while challenging students to use a range of dynamics: vigorous, athletic, gestural and theatrical.

 

You will sweat, a lot.

 

When:

February 24– May 9: Mondays and Fridays, 10am – 11:30am

 

The Cowles Center, Studio 5B

528 Hennepin Ave,

Minneapolis, MN 55403

 

Classes are $15 for drop-ins

 

Contact: Scott Stafford, scott.arenadances@gmail.com, for questions or further information.

 

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22. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET ONGOING CLASSES

 

Teen Beginning Ballet (no experience necessary; ages 12-18)

Tuesday 6-7pm, Drop in or Class Card (see below)

 

Adult Beginning Ballet (no experience necessary; ages 16+)

Wednesday 6-7:30pm

NOTE: Pre-registration is required to reserve a place in this class becauseit fills quickly.

Please call the Studio Manager to hold your spot for any or all of thefollowing sessions:

Winter: (8 weeks) Feb 5 -Mar 26

Spring Session (8 weeks): Apr 9-May 28

Early Summer Session (4 weeks): June 4-25

Drop in or Class Card

 

Adult Lifelong Ballet (less strenuous)

Monday 10-11am, Drop in or Class Card

 

Teen and Adult Open Ballet

Monday-Thursday 7:30pm-9pm

Friday 10-11:30am

Saturday 8:30-10 am

 

Teen and Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet (class attended by SPCB Company)

Wednesday-Thursday 10am-11:30am

Sunday 10am-11:30am

Drop in or Class Card

 

Conditioning (no previous experience required, bring a yoga mat)

Monday 6:30-7:15

Saturday 10-10:45

Drop in or class card (1/2 punch per class)

 

Rates:

Drop in $14, Just barre $8

Senior Citizen (60+ with valid ID) $9 drop in

Under 25 Student Drop in $5 (through May 2014)

Adult Class cards good for 3 months from date of purchase

NO pre-registration required with the exception of the Adult 1 class on

Wednesday 6:00pm.

4-class card $48

8-class card $88

12-class card $128

 

Unlimited-class card $148 Expires at the end of each month.

NOTE: A single drop-in conditioning class will be $7, or one-half punch on a card. For instance, if you have a 4-punch card, it could be used for 4 ballet classes or 8 conditioning classes (or a combination thereof totaling 4 punches.)

 

Contact: SPCB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

 

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23. SUMMER TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SPCB

 

Begins June 7th

 

Teen Beginning Ballet

No experience required.

Boys take FREE!

June 17-August 22 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm.

Single or class card rates. See below.

 

Adult Beginning Ballet

 

June 9-August 20 Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm

Saturdays 9:00-10:00am

Single or class card rates. See below.

 

Adult 1 Ballet for the lifelong dancer

June 9-August 18, Mondays, 10:00-11:00am with Anna Goodrich

A one-hour basic, less strenuous class to keep you moving through life!

Single or class card rates. See below.

 

Adult Open Ballet

June 7-August 23

Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am

NOTE: Time change for Saturdays from school year

Monday-Thursday, 7:30-9:00pm

Single or class card rates. See below.

 

CLASS CARDS

Single class rate: $14 (Barre only $8).

Senior Citizen(60+ with valid ID) Single class rate: $9

4-class card: $48 good for 3 months from date of purchase.

8-class card: $88 good for 3 months from date of purchase.

12-class card: $128 good for 3 months from date of purchase.

 

Contact: SPCB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

 

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24. SPRING SESSION CLASSES AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL

 

SPRING SESSION: March 24 - June 1

Spring class schedule: zenondance.org/school

 

Drop-in rates:

We know how busy life is, and that's why Zenon offers all of our classes at a drop-in rate! Whenever your schedule allows, you can dance at Zenon. Meet us downtown for any class and pay a drop-in rate of just $13-16. Drop-ins are welcome in both Youth and Adult classes!

 

1 hour classes- $13

1.5 hour classes- $14

2 hour classes- $16

 

Drop-ins welcome throughout Spring session!

 

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

 

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25. TWIN CITIES BALLET MONDAY OPEN PROFESSIONAL BALLET CLASS

 

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota hosts adult open professional ballet classes Monday mornings from 10:00-11:30am at Ballet Royale Minnesota Studios.

 

The class, taught by Twin Cities Ballet company members and staff, is open to professional dancers and advanced college students at $10 per class (cash or check only).

 

Ballet Royale is conveniently located just 20 minutes south of either Minneapolis or St. Paul,  just off I-35 on the Burnsville/Lakeville border.

 

Free Parking

 

For directions and information visit http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

 

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

26. SALSA WORKSHOP- APRIL 23

 

Now that spring is officially here, it's a great time to try something new! Learn salsa basics at a creative, art-centric space. It's a great, no pressure atmosphere to learn something new and have some fun.

 

Wednesday, April 23 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

$10/person.

 

You can reserve your spot!

 

via Paypal: Orders@studiiyo23.com - Please include "S23 Salsa" in the object line.

 

Or in Person at Studiiyo23.

 

Wear salsa shoes or just shoes you feel comfortable in.

 

Studiiyo23: 2319 Hennepin Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55405

 

It's a great, no pressure atmosphere to learn something new and have some fun!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1444279029149019/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

Contact: Kasidy Moore, Kasidy@thefreshfactorgc.com

 

 


 

27. URBAN FUSION WORKSHOP- APRIL 26

 

Urban Fusion is a choreography based class that blends Latin movement, footwork, and timing with hip hop rhythms, movement and technique that will help diversify your movement and musicality no matter what you dance.

 

Next class: Saturday, April 26 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

For April: $10/person or $5 each if you bring a friend.

 

Chini Baile Studio: Calhoun Building - 711 W. Lake Street, Suite 603.

 

Classes: April 26, May 10, 17, 24 - 12:30-1:30p.m.

 

Contact: Kasidy Moore, Kasidy@thefreshfactorgc.com

 

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28. BETTER BALANCE THRU FELDENKRAIS & YOGA- APRIL 27

 

With Kevin Kortan and Nick Strauss-Klein

For Dancers & "Non-dancers"

 

• Sunday, April 27th, 1-4 PM

• At The Lodge on the Lake at Camp Butwin, Eagan, MN

• MAP: http://goo.gl/JBqMrn

• $60 / $30 JCC Member Value Price ($40 after 4/11/14)

• Register by calling 651-698-0751

 

Do you have trouble with your balance? Are you sometimes afraid of falling? Would you like to feel more sure-footed?

 

Loss of balance is not an inevitable or permanent condition. No matter your age, there are many interesting, fun, helpful ways to improve balance and enjoy moving. Nick and Kevin will use techniques from the Feldenkrais Method® and Yoga to help you feel more confident and relaxed in your daily life and favorite activities, including balance postures in Yoga.

 

Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, and a bath towel to fold for head support. Please dress in layers.

 

This event is held at the Lodge on the Lake at Camp Butwin, the St. Paul JCC’s beautiful retreat setting just 20 minutes south of St. Paul, in Eagan, MN, nestled within the gorgeous Lebanon Hills Regional Park.

 

Come early or stay late and plan on a lovely walk in the woods! Provide your email address when you register and we will send you directions to the event.

 

Contact: Kevin Kortan, kevin@evolutionaryyoga.com

 

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29. ANATOMY IN 3D FOR DANCERS: DEEP HIP AND CORE- MAY 10

 

Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

10am – 1pm

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy, conf. room

 

Anatomy in Three Dimensions™ is the best way to understand the musculoskeletal system and integrate the knowledge into your own life as a dancer.  In this 3 hour course, you will build each muscle in clay and place it on a specially designed skeleton.  We will build the muscles of the deep hip and core, and do movement to help imprint the functionality of the muscles.  (Subsequent coursework will be offered on the upper extremity & lower extremity.)  Previous students have included dancers, dance teachers, Pilates teachers, yoga teachers, nurses, and physical therapists.  They have said, "The hands on aspect of the course helped to integrate the learning at a deeper level". The deeper your knowledge is in 3D anatomy, the better teacher you will become! Space is limited to 8 people.

 

Fee: $99

Register: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=13182&stype=-8&sView=week&sDate=5/10/2014

 

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

 

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30. DUNIYA DRUM & DANCE PRESENTS: 7th ANNUAL FAKOLY DRUM & DANCE PROJECT- MAY 16-18

 

7th Annual Fakoly Dance & Drum Project

May 16th - 18th

The Ritz Theater 345 13th Ave, NE Minneapolis

 

Join us for 3 days of open level African dance and drum classes with members of the National Ballet of Guinea. Guest Artists include dancer Ismael Kouyate of the hit broadway musical Fela! and world class drummer Fode Bangoura who is based right here in the Twin Cities.

 

All dance classes will be accompanied by live drumming

 

Pre-Registration Specials available through May 2nd

 

For full details, Class Schedule & Registration Please Visit: http://duniyadrumanddance.org/dddevents.html

 

Contact: whitney@duniyadrumanddance.org

 

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31. CHACHI GONZALES IN MINNEAPOLIS- MAY 17

 

Hello,

 

I'm writing to let you know of an upcoming dance workshop with hip hop dancer extraordinaire, CHACHI GONZALEZ, on May 17th at Breck School in Golden Valley.  The workshop is being offered through a nonprofit started by myself, Eve Zelickson.  I am a junior at Breck School and I love to dance.  I wanted to do something that would integrate two of my passions, dance and service. 100% of the profits from the workshop go to The Girl Effect, a charity helping adolescent girls in developing countries stay out of poverty.  So far, I have gotten the airfare, lodging, and studio space donated, which means more money for The Girl Effect!

 

REGISTER AT: www.ownitdance.org

 

Contact: Eve Zelickson, zeliev@student.breckschool.org

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32. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING WITH CARI RIIS STEMMLER AND TIZA WYNN RILEY- JUNE 6-8 and JUNE 20-22

 

Mat I

Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Exercises

Balanced Body Mat I includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, a review of core anatomy, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a fitness setting and guidelines for safely teaching seniors and pre-, and post-natal classes.

 

Fri, June 6 - Sun, June 8

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

 

Mat II

Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

 

Fri, June 20 - Sun, June 22

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

 

Register: https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/host-sites.html

 

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

5101 Vernon Ave. South  Suite 2A

Edina MN 55436 USA

 

952-405-9765

 

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

 

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33. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE- JUNE 9-13

 

June 9-13, 2014

11:30am- 3:30pm

Zenon Studio 4A

 

Take class and learn repertory from Zenon Dance Company at our Summer Intensive!

 

Zenon Dance Company’s week-long Intensive Program offers a rigorous and exceptional experience for intermediate to advanced students with a passion for dance. This intensive, taught by Zenon Dance Company Dancers, offers daily technique and repertory classes.

 

Students attend a daily morning Master Class combining dance technique and improvisation with the Zenon Dance Company Dancers. In the afternoon, students will learn Zenon repertory excerpts that have been presented on stage!

 

Requirement: Intermediate level of dance training in ballet and/or modern dance.

 

5 Day Package: $200

Save $25 by purchasing a 5 Day Package!

Includes all Master and Repertory Classes - only $200!

Register online at zenondance.org/store

 

Drop-In Rates:

Master Class Drop-in: $20

Repertory Class Drop-in: $25

No pre-registration required for drop-ins.

 

Contact: Lauren Holmes,  lauren@zenondance.org

 

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34. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER PROGRAMS- JUNE 9-AUGUST 22

 

Ballet Royale Minnesota conducts three separate summer intensive programs. Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give outstanding professional instruction for all levels.

 

Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer, Special Guest BONNIE MATHIS (former Principal, ABT & Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota)

 

BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA 2014 SUMMER PROGRAMS:

 

1)  “SPRING INTO SUMMER” FOCUSED BALLET REGIMEN, June 9 – 20th (NO AUDITION)

For Intermediate/Advanced (minimum of two years Pointe) through Professionals; daily Conditioning/Pilates, Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men's Class. Great way to kick off the summer, keep in shape or prepare for longer intensives!

 

2)   JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE, July 8 – August 1st (AUDITION REQUIRED FOR AGES 11 & UP)

A rigorous ballet-based variable two to four week intensive program, ages 7 and older. Classes include Classical Ballet, Pointe, Preparation for Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Character, Variations, Repertoire, Men’s class, Acting, Pilates, Yoga, Lectures, Choreographic Methods, and Injury Prevention. Performance opportunity for full-program students.

 

3)   AUGUST BALLET & JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP: August 9 – 22nd (AUDITION REQUIRED)

Ages 12 and older (minimum one-year pointe). Intensive program with Classical Ballet and Jazz Dance Technique, Classical Variations & Nutcracker choreography. Students have the opportunity to perform jazz dance numbers with Twin Cities Ballet and other local groups at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, as part of Burnsville’s “Art and All That Jazz” festival on August 16, 2014.

 

http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

 

http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

 

FREE PARKING

 

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

 

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35. INSTINCT DANCE INTENSIVE WITH ARENA DANCES- JUNE 16-20

 

Join ARENA DANCES for a week of classes and repertory opportunities taught by founder and artistic director, Mathew Janczewski. Targeted for the high intermediate to advanced level dancer, the instinct Dance Intensive will explore the qualities of released and off-balance dancing with the use of gravity, spiral and momentum — daring students to find qualities of stillness and explosion. Spatial awareness will be heightened while challenging students to use a range of dynamics: vigorous, athletic, gestural and theatrical.

 

June 16 - June 20

10am - 3pm

Cowles Center for Dance, Studio 5B

 

Early registration deadline: April 14

Standard registration deadline: May 16

 

For registration information, visit arena-dances.org -- See you there!

 

Contact: Scott Stafford, scott.arenadances@gmail.com

 

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36. SUMMER INTENSIVE WITH ANANYA DANCE THEATRE- JUNE 23-JULY 11

 

3-week residency: June 23-July 11, 2014 • Mon-Fri (no class July 4).

 

Ananya Chatterjea and company members from Ananya Dance Theatre will teach daily technique class in the style of Yorchha, the company’s signature movement vocabulary combining elements from yoga, the classical Indian dance form Odissi, and the martial art form Chhau, and set repertory on participants. A public showing will conclude the intensive on Friday, July 11.

 

Course Information: DNCE 3701 Summer Dance Intensive, 2 credits • Barbara Barker Center for Dance, 500 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 • https://theatre.umn.edu/dance/summer

 

Registration: This intensive is open to anyone 16 years of age or older. University of Minnesota degree-seeking students must register for the course through One Stop Registration. Information for non-degree seeking student registration is online at http://onestop.umn.edu/non-degree/index.html.

 

There are two sections for this Summer Intensive. Section 1 is open to anyone 16 years of age and older, no audition required. Section 2 is open to Dance Majors from any college or university (or by audition/instructor consent).

 

For more information about ADT: http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org

 

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

 

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37. CHILDREN’S SUMMER INTENSIVES AT SPCB

 

For full pricing and class description visit http://www.spcballet.org/school/summer-classes-2014/

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

 

Young Dancer Camp Ages 4-6

July 28-August 1

Monday-Friday (full and half-day sessions)

Full-day: 9:00am-2:00pm, Bring a bag lunch.

Half-day (morning): 9:00-11:00am, Ballet Stories.

Half-day (afternoon): 12:00-2:00pm, Yoga and art project.

 

Beginning and Level 1 Ballet Camp Ages 7-9

Session 1: July 7-11

Monday-Friday, 12:00-2:00pm.

Session 2: August 4-8

Monday-Friday, 12:00-2:00pm.

 

Level 2 Ballet Camp Summer 2014

Ages 9-12 with at least 1 year ballet experience, no pointe work.

Session 1: July 7-25

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:30pm.

Session 2: August 4-22

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:30pm.

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

 

Level 3 Summer 2014

Technique, Pointe and Modern Workshop (ages 10+ with at least 2 years ballet

experience)

June 16-20 Monday-Friday, 12:00-4:00pm. Cost $330

Technique Weeks (ages 10+ with at least 2 years ballet experience)

Session 1:

July 7-11 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 4:00-6:00pm.

July 14-18 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 4:00-6:00pm.

July 21-25 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 4:00-6:00pm.

Session 2:

August 4-8 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 4:00-6:00pm.

August 11-15 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 4:00-6:00pm.

August 18-22 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 4:00-6:00pm.

 

Level 4/5

Open Ballet Classes all summer long: June 16-August 22

Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am.

Monday-Thursday, 7:30-9:00pm.

 

Technique Intensives (ages 13+ with at least 2 years pointe experience)

Session 1: July 14-25 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-3:00pm; Wednesday,

Friday, 11:30am-4:00pm. Ballet technique and pointe with Master Teacher,

Lirena Branitski, as well as ballet conditioning, modern and contemporary.

Session 2: August 11-22 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-3:00pm; Wednesday,

Friday, 11:30am-4:00pm. Ballet technique and pointe, as well as ballet

conditioning, modern and contemporary.

Classical Variations and Partnering Intensive: July 28-August 1 Monday,

Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00am-1:30pm; Wednesday, Friday, 11:30am-3:00pm.

 

Contact: SPCB Admin,  spcb@spcballet.org

 

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38. 2014 TU DANCE SUMMER PROGRAMS- begins JULY 7

 

Registration is open until June 15, 2014.

 

TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands are pleased to announce the 2014 Junior & Teen Summer Program and the 2014 Pre-Professional Summer Intensive at TU Dance Center in Saint Paul.  

 

The Pre-Professional Summer Intensive offers an in-depth and engaging dance experience for advanced, intermediate and beginning students ages 12-23. Students attend daily technique classes in ballet, modern, West-African, body conditioning and learn TU Dance repertory.  For placement questions please contact TU Dance Center at education@tudance.org or 612-605-1925.

 

Beginning 1, July 7-18

Beginning 2, Intermediate and Advanced, July 28-August 16

 

The Junior & Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique from a range of disciplines including modern, ballet and African for ages 5+.

 

Creative Movement/Drum (ages 5-8), July 14-18

Introduction to Dance (ages 7-10), July 7-18

Bridge level (11-13), July 7-18

 

All session will conclude with a student showcase at the end of the respective program.

 

For more information visit "classes" at http://www.tudance.org or contact TU Dance Center at education@tudance.org or 612-605-1925.

 

TU Dance Center, 2121 West University Avenue, Saint Paul MN 55114  |  www.tudance.org

 

Contact: education@tudance.org

 

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39. ZENON SUMMER DANCE SAMPLER- JULY 14-18

 

July 14-18

9:30am - 1:30pm | $200

$45 Single Day Drop-in

Ages 15 through Adult

 

Perfect for older students who want to broaden their dance horizons! Classes

will be taught between Beginning and Intermediate levels- previous dance

experience required. Each day includes 3 technique classes rotating between

Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Yoga, Belly Dance, and more!

 

Students can enroll for all 5 days, or purchase individual days based on

personal interests! Individual day class schedules and instructors can be

found online at zenondance.org.

 

For more information and to register, visit

zenondance.org/school/summer-camps-2014

 

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

 

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40. THE RIVERS SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE WITH ROCHELLE ZIDE- AUGUST 1-8

 

The Rivers Summer Intensive welcomes Rochelle Zide back to the Twin Cities, August 1-8 at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.  Hosted by Minnesota Dance Theatre in studios 6A and 6B, classes and lectures will begin at 2:00pm and continue through the early evening.

 

Ms. Zide was a soloist with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, principal dancer and ballet mistress for Joffrey Ballet, and has numerous choreographic, educational, and directorship credentials including Artistic Director of Nederlans Danz Theater.  In 2014, Ms. Zide has been honored by the CORPS de Ballet International with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

Facebook.com/TheRiversBallet

http://www.riversballet.org

 

Contact: admin@riversballet.org

 

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

41. GLOBAL SITE PERFORMANCE SEEKS DANCERS

 

Global Site Performance is looking for 15-20 dancers to participate in its upcoming 18th Annual Solstice River Performance. Dancers must have spatial and rhythmic clarity and be available for rehearsals starting in early June, with the performance June 21, 2014. Participating artists will be paid a small stipend.

 

For more information, visit us at: http://globalsiteperformance.org

 

Contact: Project Manager, Sara Karimi sara@globalwaterdances.org

 

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42. JAZZ & TAP SPECIALIST POSITION

 

Jazz & Tap Specialist Position

FALL 2014

Dance Program; Minnesota State University, Mankato

 

Tuesday/Thursday

10:30-11:50 p.m. – Beginning Jazz

12:00-12:50 p.m. – Beginning Tap

 

Other Information

o       vibrant and growing Dance Program

o       thriving Musical Theatre Program

o       parking permit included

o       two classes, back-to-back

o       two-day a week commute

o       large studio with sprung floor, mirrors, and new sound system

o       90 minute drive from the south, Twin Cities metro

o       70 minute drive from southwestern suburbs of Minneapolis

o       program offers multiple degree options in Dance (BA/BS, BFA, BST K-12)

 

Contact: Dr. Julie Kerr-Berry, Dance Program Director; 507.389.2125 or julie.kerr-berry@mnsu.edu

 

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43. AUDITION FOR GOLDEN BOYS: PRINCIPAL ROLES AND DANCE ENSEMBLE

 

GOLDEN BOYS is a brand new, high energy musical revealing a portrait of friendship, love, and prejudice in the midst of  turbulent World War 2.  The 1st interracial army unit has been created solely to perform musical theater. Patriotism and loyalty to one's country is shadowed by the search for truth to one's self in this heartfelt story with song and dance.

 

Who – Male performers ages 16 – 45. Requires strong jazz and musical theater technique. Tap dancing preferred but not required. Performers of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

 

When – Sunday April 27th Singing Call – 5:00pm, Dancer Call 7:00pm

 

Where – Minnesota Dance Theatre, studio 6B at the Cowles Center.

 

Bring a headshot and resume.

 

Character breakdown:

1. Ellis- black, smart, compassionate, leader, diplomat

2. Buchanan- a product of the army. As Geena - cross between Bea Arthur and Jo Anne Worley

3. Carlos- emotional, reactive, street smart, Freddie Prince type

4. Carter- black, quirky, sensitive, eager to please and fit in

5. Fitzpatick- white, down to earth, blue collar, husband, John Caradine type

6. Joshua- white, intuitive, talented, outsider Montgomery Cliff type

7. Baldwin- white, antagonist, opportunist, manipulative, reactive, the mean Richard Widmark type

8. Johnny- white, Gregory Peck type, earnest, good heart

9. Rich- white,  wealthy, confident, womanizer, James Garner type

 

Stipend is offered.

 

Inquiries can be sent to GoldenBoystheMusical@gmail.com

 

Contact: Jeremy Bensussan, bens0399@gmail.com

 

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44. OFF-LEASH AREA SEEKS HOSTS FOR FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR

 

Off-Leash Area seeks hosts for their 5th Annual Neighborhood Garage Tour.  This year we will tour a brand new production "Stripe & Spot (Learn To) Get Along,"  about two voyagers simultaneously shipwrecked on a desert island.  It's a ridiculous comedy, complete with a rotating stage, and presided over by the sun and moon as a Vaudevillian duo.

 

Being a tour host is a fantastic way to meet your neighbors and encourage community, and a great excuse to clean your garage! Check our webpage for answers to frequently asked questions:www.offleasharea.org

 

For more information about hosting, please contact Off-Leash Area at offleash@offleasharea.org or 612-724-7372

 

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

 

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45. AUDITION FOR SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET COMPANY’S 2014-15 SEASON

 

http://www.spcballet.org/company/classes_auditions/

 

Sunday, May 4th

10:00am-12:30pm

1680 Grand Ave, St Paul

 

Please bring a head shot, full body dance shot, and resume. Female dancers

please bring pointe shoes.

 

Audition fee $25.00

 

For DVD submissions, please email Zoé Henrot at zhenrot@spcballet.org. You

will be contacted to schedule an audition.

 

Fee of $35 for DVD submission.

 

Please bring/send resume, headshot and dance photo to audition.

 

Contact: Zoe Henrot, zhenrot@spcballet.org

 

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46. AUDITIONS FOR SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET’S FRINGE FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE

 

http://www.spcballet.org/company/classes_auditions/

 

May 4th at the same time as 2014-15 season auditions - 10am-12:30pm

 

Join SPCB Company and School this summer and perform in the Minnesota Fringe Festival! The festival is July 31 – August 10. Rehearsals will start in June.

 

Please bring a headshot, full body dance shot, and resume. Female dancers please bring pointe shoes.

 

Audition fee $25.00

 

Contact: Zoe Henrot, zhenrot@spcballet.org

 

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47. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE

 

SUMMER ZONE AUDITION: FRIDAY, MAY 16

This audition is for both Performance and Technique levels

 

Registration:  6 PM

Audition Class:  6:30 PM

Zenon Studio 4A

 

Zenon Dance Zone is an intensive study and performance program that offers students the opportunity to study with first-rate instructors, work with area choreographers and perform in a studio concert at the end of the session.

 

Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship. The program is divided into two levels: Technique Level: provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles.

Performance Level: provides an opportunity for students to work with area choreographers and perform in an end-of-session concert.

 

Tuition: UNLIMITED CLASSES at Zenon Dance School for the Summer Session!

Technique Level-$588 (only $49 per week for 12 weeks)

Performance Level-$528 (only $44 per week for 12 weeks)

(Payment plans available. Work-study opportunities available to help subsidize a portion of tuition.)

 

If you are interested in Zone but cannot attend the audition, please contact Zone Coordinator, Lauren Holmes, to find out how you can still join!

 

Contact: Lauren Holmes,  lauren@zenondance.org

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48. ZENON DANCE COMPANY VOLUNTEER OFFICE INTERN POSITION

 

Minimum of 10-15 hours per week

 

Responsibilities

Assists both the Managing Director and School Coordinator with general office functions. This includes assisting in basic financial processes, marketing, answering phones, processing student enrollments and data entry. Interns also assist with planning and executing larger projects as they arise (such as photo shoots, fundraisers, or new marketing initiatives).

 

Skills

- Must be organized and detail oriented

- Must be self motivated and willing to take initiative

- Familiarity with MS Office including Excel

- Willingness to work on a wide variety of projects

- Knowledge of dance or interest in art administration strongly preferred

- Previous experience with marketing or event planning is a plus

 

Dates

Interns must be available during 9-5:00pm M-F business hours. Start and end dates are flexible, but a minimum commitment of 12 weeks and 10-15 hours per week is required.

 

Compensation

Free dance classes at Zenon:

One hour of dance class per one hour volunteered, valid for one year.

If applicable, Zenon can work with educational institutions on obtaining college credit for internship work.

 

We will review applications on a rolling basis.

 

Send cover letter and resume to:

 

Danielle Robinson-Prater, Managing Director

Zenon Dance Company and School

528 Hennepin Ave. Suite 400

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Phone: 612-338-1101

Fax: 612-338-2479

Email: danielle@zenondance.org

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49. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS & COMPANIES

 

PERFORM IN DANCES AT THE LAKES, JULY 11 & 12

 

The Christopher Watson Dance Company is excited to announce that we are seeking submissions for our 13th annual DANCES AT THE LAKES FESTIVAL. The two free public performances will be held in the large grassy area near the Rose Garden at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. We seek a variety of work that includes choreographers and dance companies who create and perform contemporary work based in any cultural tradition. Both emerging and established choreographers are encouraged to apply. Applicants may choose to adapt an existing piece or a portion of an existing piece to the Rose Garden space, or create a new work, which could be a site-specific work, for the festival. Company directors may apply to perform work created by a resident or guest choreographer. Dances may be between three and ten minutes long.

 

Application deadline: Monday, April 28

Notification of selection results: Friday, May 2

Festival dates: Friday & Saturday, July 11 & 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

 

Compensation: Each choreographer/group will receive an honorarium.

 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 

Contact: Christopher Watson, cwdc1991@gmail.com for further festival information and application requirements.

 

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50. ATTACK THEATRE SEEKS ONE MALE AND ONE FEMALE MODERN DANCER

 

Attack Theatre seeks one male and one female modern dancer for a 32-38 week full-time contract with health benefits for the 2014/15 season in Pittsburgh, PA. With a strong cultural community, thriving restaurant scene, accessible greenspace and low cost of living; Pittsburgh has become one of the most livable cities in the US.

 

Minneapolis, MN: SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 at 12:30pm

Cowles Center – Studio 7A

 

528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

 

Pittsburgh, PA: Callbacks in Pittsburgh: May 15-16, 2014

Attack Theatre studios at Pittsburgh Opera

2425 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Registration requested. Please email a cover letter and resume to Lindsey Kaine  - lindsey@attacktheatre.com - (412) 281-3305

 

Attack Theatre seeks dancers with strong modern technique and performance skills, the desire to collaborate within the creative process, the ability to work in a variety of performance styles and venues, and the competence and interest in working in community and educational environments.

 

Entering its 20th season, Attack Theatre, under the artistic direction of Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza combines modern dance, live music and multimedia elements. Their productions have toured throughout the US, Europe, and Asia - including the Avignon Festival, Tokyo’s 7th Next Wave Dance Festival, Indonesia Arts Festival, Monaco Danses Forum and the Spoleto Festival. Attack Theatre collaborates with symphonies, theater companies, art museums, and choreographed for the Broadway production of Squonk. Through professional development workshops for teachers, residencies for students and in-school performances; Attack Theatre’s robust arts education program connects with thousands of students and educators each year.

 

http://www.attacktheatre.com

 

Contact: Lindsey Kaine, lindsey@attacktheatre.com

 

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51. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION AUDITIONS

 

Ballet Royale Minnesota conducts three separate ballet summer intensive programs. Two of the programs require an audition: the July Four Week Intensive, and the August Two Week Ballet & Jazz Repertory Workshop.

 

SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION BY VIDEO:

Dancers may also audition by Video on or before April 25, 2014. See Audition Registration Form on Ballet Royale's website for details. $35 fee for video audition.

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION day program:

Ballet Royale Minnesota's elite Professional Trainee Division day program is by audition and invitation only.

 

This comprehensive training program provides focused and dedicated dancers the finest professional training to maximize their growth and development; all Professional Trainees are on partial scholarship, and are Apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota company.

 

Interested students who wish to audition for the day program other than during a group audition should contact Ballet Royale directly to arrange an evaluation/audition.

 

For any questions visit our website http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.

 

Contact: Rock Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

 

 


 

52. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA COMPANY & APPRENTICE AUDITIONS

 

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota (TCB), the resident dance company of AMES CENTER (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), is looking for men and women with advanced classical ballet (including pointe for women) and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and who have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

 

Company Member Dancers would be hired for the 2014–15 season as salaried employees, from September 2014 to mid-May 2015, approximately 31 weeks. Apprentice positions are unpaid, but Apprentices receive partial or full scholarships for training in Ballet Royale's Professional Trainee Division day program. Company Members and Apprentices receive company class each weekday afternoon, with rehearsals primarily on the weekends during

non-performance weeks.

 

Expect to participate in TCB's The Nutcracker and a major spring production in May at the south metro's premier professional theater, the Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), as well as other smaller venues doing shorter mixed genre pieces as additional opportunities arise throughout the year.

 

For more about Twin Cities Ballet, visit: http://TwinCitiesBallet.org

 

Interested dancers should contact us at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, or call 952-452-3163 to arrange a local audition at Ballet Royale Minnesota studios.

 

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@TwinCitiesBallet.org

 

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

53. MOMENTUM: NEW DANCE WORKS 2015

 

The Momentum: New Dance Works 2015 series is presented by the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in partnership with the Walker Art Center and the Southern Theater, with support from the Jerome Foundation. The series will run July 9–11 and July 16–18, 2015, at the Southern Theater.

 

Purpose of Series

The Momentum dance series was created to promote the work of an exciting new generation of dance and dance-theater creators in Minnesota. The series enables innovative, under-recognized choreographers to have their work presented by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts as well as provide professional development opportunities facilitated by Springboard for the Arts. Momentum seeks out applicants from a full range of styles, cultures, aesthetics, and approaches that represent contemporary dance in the world today.

 

For eligibility requirements and application instructions please visit www.thecowlescenter.org.

 

Proposals for are due Friday, April 25, 2014, by 5 pm.

 

Contact: Dana Munson,  dmunson@thecowlescenter.org

 

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54. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

 

Part social gathering, part information share, part work session, grant circle is time and space to ask questions, get feedback, and work work work on those grants.

 

The first session will be focused on the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant, which is due July 11. The number of artist initiative awards given to dance is dependent on the number of applications, so more people applying helps us all! Drop by with your grant started or not, or even if you are just starting to think about it!

 

Date: Monday, May 5

Time: 5-7pm

Where: The Cowles Center

Who: Co-Hosted by Michèle Steinwald and Sam Johnson, with special guests, and you!

 

Contact: Sam Johnson, s_johnso@yahoo.com

 

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55. CAREER TRANSITION GRANTS AVAILABLE

 

Hey Minnesota dancers, I just want to give you the heads-up about our next grant application deadline: May 7, 2014.

 

To apply,

1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify.

2)Schedule a phone appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.

 

For more information about this grant opportunity and our free services visit our website at careertransition.org

 

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

56. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS COUNSELING AVAILABLE

 

Free Career Transition For Dancers counseling sessions by phone (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays).

 

If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you.  Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for free.

 

Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, free.

 

Contact: Maryellen Langhout, 312-666-0234 or mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information

 

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

57. REHEARSAL/CLASS  SPACE  AVAILABLE  IN  SOUTH  MINNEAPOLIS

 

GREAT location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

 

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

 

Contact: Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

 

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58. REHEARSAL/CLASS  SPACE  AVAILABLE  IN  BLOOMINGTON

 

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

 

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

 

Contact: Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

 

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59. GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST DANCE FILMS

 

Discussion & showing of movies by Bergsohns & Bausch, led by co-author Lindalee Soderstrom (Margret Dietz - A Dancer's Legacy). By appointment. No fee.

 

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, llsod.lindalee@gmail.com

 

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Dance Community News - April 16, 2014

In This Issue.

 

DanceMN UPDATE

 

1. SEEKING INFO AND EVENTS FOR DANCE/USA CONFERENCE

 

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

 

2. TONIGHT! MOVEMENTWISE KICK-OFF @ THE COWLES CENTER- APRIL 16

 

3. MELISSA BIRCH PRESENTS FLYING NUNS AT BRYANT LAKE BOWL- Closing THURSDAY APRIL 17th

 

4. SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE PRESENTS NARCISSUS at THE COWLES CENTER- APRIL 17-19

 

5. JLW PRODUCTIONS AND DRESSING ROOM DOJO PRESENT A BIGHT OF FASHION, MUSIC AND DANCE- APRIL 18

 

6. TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT AT NORTHROP- APRIL 22

 

7. 9x22 DANCE/LAB- APRIL 23

 

8. BALLET OF THE DOLLS AND THE RITZ THEATER PRESENT SACRED- APRIL 25-27

 

9. JAMES SEWELL BALLET PRESENTS INFERNO AT THE COWLES CENTER- APRIL 25-MAY 4

 

10. BALLET MINNESOTA AT THE MINNESOTA DANCE FESTIVAL- MAY 2-3

 

11. REIF DANCE PERFORMS IN JAMES SEWELL BALLET: FAMILY SHOW- MAY 3

 

12. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA PRESENTS BEAUTY & THE BEAST- MAY 9-11

 

13. ZENON DANCE COMPANY’S 31st SPRING SEASON- MAY 9-11, 16-18

 

14. AMP 3: ALTERNATIVE MOTION PROJECT’S 3RD SEASON PERFORMANCE- MAY 16-18

 

ONGOING CLASSES

 

15. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ARENA DANCES, TO HOLD OPEN CLASSES!

 

16. BALLARE TEATRO’S SUMMER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

 

17. SPRING SESSION CLASSES AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL

 

18. TWIN CITIES BALLET MONDAY OPEN PROFESSIONAL BALLET CLASS

 

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

 

19. BEGINNING SALSA WORKSHOP- APRIL 23

 

20. ANATOMY IN 3D FOR DANCERS: DEEP HIP AND CORE- MAY 10

 

21. SPINE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP WITH OLIVE BIERINGA AND OTTO RAMSTAD- MAY 10 and 11

 

22. CHACHI GONZALES IN MINNEAPOLIS- MAY 17

 

23. MAT TEACHER TRAINING WITH CARI RIIS STEMMLER AND TIZA WYNN RILEY- JUNE 6-8 and JUNE 20-22

 

24. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE- JUNE 9-13

 

25. SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE- JUNE 9-27

 

26. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER PROGRAMS- JUNE 9-AUGUST 22

 

27. INSTINCT DANCE INTENSIVE WITH ARENA DANCES- JUNE 16-20

 

28. SUMMER INTENSIVE WITH STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER- JUNE 23-27

 

29. SUMMER INTENSIVE WITH ANANYA DANCE THEATRE- JUNE 23-JULY 11

 

30. ZENON SUMMER DANCE SAMPLER- JULY 14-18

 

31. SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE SUMMER WORKSHOP- JULY 14-25

 

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

 

32. OFF-LEASH AREA SEEKS HOSTS FOR FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR

 

33. THREE MORE DAYS LEFT TO APPLY FOR RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2014

 

34. METRO DANCE STORE IS HIRING!

 

35. GLOBAL SITE PERFORMANCE SEEKS DANCERS

 

36. SEEKING STAFF MUSICIAN

 

37. AUDITION FOR GOLDEN BOYS: PRINCIPAL ROLES AND DANCE ENSEMBLE

 

38. AUDITION FOR THREADS DANCE PROJECT

 

39. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE

 

40. ATTACK THEATRE SEEKS ONE MALE AND ONE FEMALE MODERN DANCER

 

41. DANCE WITH EMILY JOHNSON/ CATALYST IN THE WORLD PREMIERE OF SHORE!

 

42. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION AUDITIONS

 

43. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA COMPANY & APPRENTICE AUDITIONS

 

44. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS & COMPANIES

 

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

 

45. CAREER TRANSITION GRANTS AVAILABLE

 

46. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

 

47. MOMENTUM: NEW DANCE WORKS 2015

 

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

 

48. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS COUNSELING AVAILABLE

 

OTHER DANCE NEWS

 

49. RAGAMALA DANCE STUDIOS AVAILABLE FOR RENT

 

50. REHEARSAL/CLASS  SPACE  AVAILABLE  IN  SOUTH  MINNEAPOLIS

 

51. REHEARSAL/CLASS  SPACE  AVAILABLE  IN  BLOOMINGTON

 

52. THE DANCE/USA ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS COMING TO MINNEAPOLIS JUNE 18-21, 2014!

 

53. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA CONSTRUCTING NEW BUILDING

 

 


 

DanceMN UPDATE

1. SEEKING INFO AND EVENTS FOR DANCE/USA CONFERENCE

 

Dance artists and administrators from around the country will be convening in Minneapolis this June for the annual Dance/USA conference, and DanceMN wants to welcome them to our beautiful and active city!

 

We are seeking submissions from the dance community for two areas:

 

1. Printed materials to pass out to conference attendees, including dance events outside the conference, dance/movement/yoga classes, amenities and spaces to see

 

2. An expanded version of our regular weekly newsletter, covering an inclusive range of events

 

The conference runs June 18-21, 2014.  DanceMN's listings will cover Tuesday evening, June 17 through Monday morning, June 23.

 

If you have a weekly class that you think everyone already knows about, please submit it now!  There will be lots of new eyes on DanceMN in the coming months.

 

Submissions for the print materials must be received by May 1.  Please send them to dancecommunitynews@gmail.com, with FOR DANCE/USA in the subject line.  Submissions to the newsletter will be accepted up through the conference, running on our normal schedule/instructions.

 

Thanks,

DanceMN Steering Committee

Emily Gastineau, Judith Brin Ingber, Dana Kassel, Tara King, Theresa Madaus, Kaleena Miller, Sally Rousse, Laurie Van Wieren

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PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

2. TONIGHT! MOVEMENTWISE KICK-OFF @ THE COWLES CENTER- APRIL 16

 

You're Invited!  

Join us for the MovementWise Kick-Off event to dance, socialize, and learn all about the new program for adults 55+.  Come to move and meet like-minded people.

 

When:  Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 6:30pm

Where:  Target Education Studio, 2nd Floor of The Cowles Center

Cost:  FREE!

 

Light refreshments will be provided!

 

The Cowles Center is proud to present MovementWise, a program for older adults that combines movement workshops with arts appreciation.  MovementWise is an exhilarating continuing education program for the dancer in all of us.  Designed as a "club" for older adults, participants receive a variety of benefits including discounted tickets to all Sunday matinee performances at The Cowles Center 2014.

 

Contact: Laura Schoenherr to RSVP @ lschoenherr@thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3641.

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3. MELISSA BIRCH PRESENTS FLYING NUNS AT BRYANT LAKE BOWL- Closing THURSDAY APRIL 17th

 

A new full-evening physical theatre work created and performed with Genevieve Muench, Samantha Johns, Renée Copeland, Melissa Birch, Lauren Rae Anderson + Sharon Picasso

 

This engaging and surreal work follows the fate of six sisters searching for the love of god in the unsuspecting backchannels of timeless travel.

 

Positing the performance in the subconscious schism, after nature, before nurture, director Melissa Birch inquires into contemporary tensions between biology and status quo, where stimulation and social order stand in for trickier spiritual dilemmas.

 

Thursday April 17th | 7pm

 

Tickets are $6-15 :: online |

http://bryantlakebowl.com/theater/calendar/day/2014-04-03 + walkup - - COME!

 

THIS PROJECT HAS A KICKSTARTER

 

Contact: Melissa Birch, ms.melissabirch@gmail.com | http://melissabirch.net

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4. SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE PRESENTS NARCISSUS at THE COWLES CENTER- APRIL 17-19

 

TICKETS: $27-$31 fees included, all performances at 8pm.

 

In the digital age of the “selfie” and social media, self-reflection can turn into self-obsession at the push of a button. Shapiro & Smith Dance’s newest work, NARCISSUS takes audiences down a path of mirrors where we see how our preoccupation with image might distort how we see ourselves and how we think others see us.  New music by New York Composer, Scott Killian.

 

Also on the program: JACK and WHAT DARK/FALLING INTO LIGHT. There is partial nudity in the last 10 minutes of the performance.

 

Shapiro & Smith Dance

Narcissus

Apr 17 - 19 // $27 - $341

@ The Cowles Center

612.206.3600 // www.thecowlescenter.org

 

Contact: Dana Munson, dmunson@thecowlescenter.org

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5. JLW PRODUCTIONS AND DRESSING ROOM DOJO PRESENT A BIGHT OF FASHION, MUSIC AND DANCE- APRIL 18

 

The debut of "Circle of Design" will lead you through the journey of a fashion designer through the elements of hip-hop, jazz and lyrical expressions.

 

"Circle of Design"

April 18, 2014

7-10pm

Sheraton Bloomington

 

For tickets and more information, please visit: www.circleofdesign.net

 

Contact: Jeremiah Lewis-Walker,  jlw.choreography@gmail.com or 612-327-4994

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6. TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT AT NORTHROP- APRIL 22

 

Northrop Presents

Trey McIntyre Project

Tue, Apr 22, 7:30 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

 

Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) is a contemporary ballet company led by the artistic vision of renowned choreographer Trey McIntyre. Since its founding in 2008, TMP has fast become one of the most celebrated dance companies throughout the country and abroad. Trey McIntyre creates highly athletic, innovative works rooted in exploration and discovery, resulting in dance that is at once massively appealing, refreshingly relevant, and emotionally evocative. Known for its hallmark musicality and a distinct American voice, TMP uses the art of dance to break cultural boundaries.

 

The company will perform Mercury Half-Life, set to the iconic rock music of Queen, and a brand new work, The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction.

 

Don't miss this last tour of Trey McIntyre Project as a full-time dance company!

 

Tickets are FREE for U of M students.

 

For more info and tickets: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/trey-mcintyre-project

 

Contact: Melissa Wray,  wrayx027@umn.edu

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7. 9x22 DANCE/LAB- APRIL 23

 

8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16 (sliding scale)

 

1. Anat Shinar

2. Josie Winship w/ Yumi Inomata

3. Kalila Indivar

 

Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

810 W Lake St

Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

www.bryantlakebowl.com

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

 

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

 

In its tenth year, 9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

 

Contact: Laurie Van Wieren Projects, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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8. BALLET OF THE DOLLS AND THE RITZ THEATER PRESENT SACRED- APRIL 25-27

 

Inspired by her late father's love of the history, customs, and traditions in their homeland, Choreographer Lisa Conlin and Composer Mike Hallenbeck join forces connecting the Roots of the Dakotas.

 

LIVE music, contemporary dance theater, and sculpting encompass this extraordinary multidisciplinary event joined by the magical team of Paul Herwig's mastermind set design, Davu Seru's electrifying instrumentation, and Mike Grogan's mesmerizing lighting design.

 

The exceptional and awarding winning visual and performance artist Paul Herwig and dancers:  Leila Awadallah, Sarah Bartlett, Heather Cadigan, Lisa Conlin, Ali Deering, Stephanie Fellner, Alarica Hassett, Abby Johnson, Renata Justinia (understudy),  Jennifer Mack, Christine Maginnis, Raena Rasmussen, and Julie Warder bring the sculpture and roots to life in this unique personal journey.

 

Where:  The Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN

Show times:  Friday, April 25 at 8pm Saturday April 26 at 8pm, Sunday April 27 at 2pm.

Tickets $22 adults, $18 students/seniors on Fri/Sat

$20 adults, $16 students/seniors on Sunday

 

For tickets call The Ritz Theater box office at #612-436-1129.  Hours:

Tuesday through Friday 12:00-5:00pm or 2 hours prior to performance or online at www.ritz-theater.org

 

SACRED is underwritten by the American Composers Forum’s Live Music for Dance Minnesota program in partnership with NewMusicUSA, with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

Contact: Lisa Conlin,  lisaconlin@yahoo.com

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9. JAMES SEWELL BALLET PRESENTS INFERNO AT THE COWLES CENTER- APRIL 25-MAY 4

 

Inferno, inspired by Dante’s The Divine Comedy, is the centerpiece of James Sewell Ballet's 20th Anniversary Season. Dante portrays himself as driven toward darkness and is guided by Virgil through the nine circles of hell in a personal search for the right path of thought and action. This story of midlife crisis and redemption will be explored through a contemporary lens looking for today’s meaning in a timeless tale. JSB’s performance creates an immersive environment of electronic imagery, musical collage and striking staging and costume design.

 

James Sewell Ballet

Inferno

Apr 25 - May 4

Only @ The Cowles Center

612.206.3600

 

Contact: Dana Munson, dmunson@thecowlescenter.org

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10. BALLET MINNESOTA AT THE MINNESOTA DANCE FESTIVAL- MAY 2-3

 

Ballet Minnesota presents a two-for-one performance at its 26th Annual Minnesota Dance Festival. This year, Coppélia is combined with the original children’s ballet, Elfan.

 

All performances will be held at The O’Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Ave, on the campus of St. Catherine University, St. Paul, May 2-3, 2014.

 

Tickets prices range from $12 to $28.

Order online at www.theoshaughnessy.com or call The O’Shaughnessy at 651-690-6700.

 

To view the complete works staged by Ballet Minnesota, visit www.balletminnesota.org.

 

Known as one of ballet’s most celebrated comedies, Coppélia tells the story of a wedding for a young woman and her betrothed, which is approaching fast. Her fiancé seems to be falling under the enchantment of another young woman. What he doesn’t know is that she is a life-sized doll! All will end well, but not before the village women sneak into the toyshop and the besotted young man climbs in through the window, drinks a potion and falls under a spell. It’s an enchanting family ballet based on a tale written by the same author as The Nutcracker, E.T.A. Hoffman. And just like that holiday classic, Coppélia has the same light-hearted story and feel-good humor that will undoubtedly delight the whole family.

 

Performance dates and times:

 

Friday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 3, 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.

 

Contact: Evan O'Connor, oconnorevan1@gmail.com

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11. REIF DANCE PERFORMS IN JAMES SEWELL BALLET: FAMILY SHOW- MAY 3

 

Reif Dance from Grand Rapids, MN is back to perform another of James Sewell's youthful ballets. Miss Spider's Tea Party is a colorful and festive dance based on David Kirk's beloved children's book. The lonely Miss Spider must overcome her insect neighbors' fears and convince them she has no ulterior motive when she invites them to tea. Join us on this journey of community acceptance as the insects flutter, buzz and march their way into our hearts.

 

James Sewell Ballet: Family Show

May 3 // 11:00 am

Only @ The Cowles

 

Contact: Dana Munson, dmunson@thecowlescenter.org

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12. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA PRESENTS BEAUTY & THE BEAST MAY 9-11

 

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota presents the World Premiere of its newest original full-length production, “Beauty & the Beast”! Featuring Michelle Ludwig as Beauty, Andrew Lester as the Beast, and Benjamin Johnson as Beauty's Father.

 

Created in the tradition of the classic story ballets, "Beauty & the Beast" has an original story adaptation written by TCB Artistic Director Denise Vogt, and an original musical score composed and recorded by emerging composer Jordan Cox specifically for this production. It also features new stage designs, sets, lighting, costumes and choreography.

 

Full of magic, imagination, hope and redemption, “Beauty & the Beast”  is sure to delight the whole family!

 

WHAT: "Beauty & the Beast" Original Full-length Ballet World Premiere

WHERE: Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center)

 

WHEN:

Friday May 9,    7:00pm

Saturday May 10, 2:00pm

Saturday May 10, 7:00pm

Sunday May 11,   2:00pm

 

TICKETS: From $16 to $32  ON SALE NOW (Ames Center/BPAC Box Office, Ticketmaster)

 

FREE PARKING

 

For more information visit: http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

 

"Beauty & the Beast" is underwritten by the American Composers Forum's Live Music for Dance Minnesota program in partnership with NewMusicUSA, with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

Contact: Rick Vogt,  info@TwinCitiesBallet.org

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13. ZENON DANCE COMPANY’S 31st SPRING SEASON- MAY 9-11, 16-18

 

Zenon Dance Company’s

31st Spring Season

May 9-11, 16-18 @ The Cowles Center

 

World Premieres by Daniel Stark and Netta Yerushalmy

 

Artistic Director, Linda Z. Andrews has created an extensive modern, jazz and post-modern dance repertory by commissioning new works from more than 60 of the world’s most intriguing emerging choreographers. For its 31st Spring Season, Zenon continues that tradition with world premieres by Minnesota-based Daniel Stark, and New York/Tel Aviv choreographer Netta Yerushalmy, whose last work for Zenon was “Hello, My Name is Catherine.” Also on the program are reprises of Kyle Abraham’s 2011 “My Quarreling Heart” and Danny Buraczeski’s iconic “Ezekiel’s Wheel.”

 

31st Spring Season

When:  8 p.m. May 9-10, 16-17

7 p.m. May 11 and May 18

Where: The Cowles Center, Minneapolis

Tickets: $34; 612-206-3600

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/zenon-dance-company-2

 

Contact: Danielle Robinson-Prater, danielle@zenondance.org

 

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14. AMP 3: ALTERNATIVE MOTION PROJECT’S 3RD SEASON PERFORMANCE- MAY 16-18

 

Alternative Motion Project returns to The Southern Theater in Minneapolis, MN for its 3rd Season, AMP 3. The program features 15 dancers, live vocalist Alyssa Anderson,  and four distinctive and dynamic World Premieres by AMP’s founders, Kristin Howe + Joanna Lees. This exciting evening of modern dance also showcases the work of local dance artist and St. Olaf Professor, Heather Klopchin, who brings her stark and physical group piece, Gridlock, to AMP’s repertory.

 

TICKETS

$15 General Admission

$12 Student/Senior/Disability/Children Under 12

$3 off with 2013 MN Fringe Festival Button (walk up only)

Order Tickets: amp3.brownpapertickets.com

 

WHERE

The Southern Theater

1420 Washington Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 5545

 

WHEN

Fri, May 16th 8pm

Sat, May 17th 2pm (pay-as-able)

Sat, May 17th 8pm

Sun, May 18th 2pm

 

Contact: Kristin Howe, alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

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ONGOING CLASSES

15. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ARENA DANCES, TO HOLD OPEN CLASSES!

 

Janczewski’s classes will explore the qualities of released and off-balance dancing with the use of gravity, spiral and momentum -- daring students to find qualities of stillness and explosion. Spatial awareness will be heightened with use of “disco-ball” beams of light, while challenging students to use a range of dynamics: vigorous, athletic, gestural and theatrical.

 

You will sweat, a lot.

 

When:

February 24– May 9: Mondays and Fridays, 10am – 11:30am

 

The Cowles Center, Studio 5B

528 Hennepin Ave,

Minneapolis, MN 55403

 

Classes are $15 for drop-ins

 

Contact: Scott Stafford, scott.arenadances@gmail.com, for questions or further information.

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16. BALLARE TEATRO’S SUMMER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

 

Ballare Teatro’s Summer Session runs June 23-July 24, 2014. Summer is a wonderful time to get into the studio and dance whether you are 3 or 93. Ballare has many summer offerings that fit your need. From our fabulous technique classes to our fun camps, summer is a great time to be in the studio.

 

We offer a variety of weekly themed dance camps (Monday-Thursday) from The Little Mermaid, I’ve Got Rhythm, Build Your Own Musical and Dancing through History. In the evening we offer different technique classes.

 

You can find more info at: http://www.ballareteatro.com/classes/summer-program/

(Adult class offerings will be posted soon! Classes in Tap, Ballet, Modern, Cardio Funk, Zumba and more!)

 

Ballare Teatro is located at:

4259 Minnehaha Ave. So

Minneapolis, MN 55406

 

Contact: Karis Sloss,  info@ballareteatro.com

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17. SPRING SESSION CLASSES AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL

 

SPRING SESSION: March 24 - June 1

Spring class schedule: zenondance.org/school

 

Drop-in rates:

We know how busy life is, and that's why Zenon offers all of our classes at a drop-in rate! Whenever your schedule allows, you can dance at Zenon. Meet us downtown for any class and pay a drop-in rate of just $13-16. Drop-ins are welcome in both Youth and Adult classes!

 

1 hour classes- $13

1.5 hour classes- $14

2 hour classes- $16

 

Drop-ins welcome throughout Spring session!

 

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

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18. TWIN CITIES BALLET MONDAY OPEN PROFESSIONAL BALLET CLASS

 

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota hosts adult open professional ballet classes Monday mornings from 10:00-11:30am at Ballet Royale Minnesota Studios.

 

The class, taught by Twin Cities Ballet company members and staff, is open to professional dancers and advanced college students at $10 per class (cash or check only).

 

Ballet Royale is conveniently located just 20 minutes south of either Minneapolis or St. Paul,  just off I-35 on the Burnsville/Lakeville border.

 

Free Parking provided.

 

For directions and information visit http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

 

Contact: Rick Vogt,  info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

19. BEGINNING SALSA WORKSHOP- APRIL 23

 

Now that spring is officially here, it's a great time to try something new! Learn salsa basics at a creative, art-centric space. It's a great, no pressure atmosphere to learn something new and have some fun.

 

Wednesday, April 23 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

Only $10/person.

 

You can reserve your spot!

via Paypal: Orders@studiiyo23.com - Please include "S23 Salsa" in the object line.

Or in Person at Studiiyo23.

 

Wear salsa shoes or just shoes you feel comfortable in.

 

Studiiyo23: 2319 Hennepin Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55405

 

It's a great, no pressure atmosphere to learn something new and have some fun.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1444279029149019/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

Contact: Kasidy Moore, Kasidy@thefreshfactorgc.com

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20. ANATOMY IN 3D FOR DANCERS: DEEP HIP AND CORE- MAY 10

 

Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

10am – 1pm

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy, conf. room

 

Anatomy in Three Dimensions™ is the best way to understand the musculoskeletal system and integrate the knowledge into your own life as a dancer.  In this 3 hour course, you will build each muscle in clay and place it on a specially designed skeleton.  We will build the muscles of the deep hip and core, and do movement to help imprint the functionality of the muscles.  (Subsequent coursework will be offered on the upper extremity & lower extremity.)  Previous students have included dancers, dance teachers, Pilates teachers, yoga teachers, nurses, and physical therapists.  They have said, "The hands on aspect of the course helped to integrate the learning at a deeper level". The deeper your knowledge is in 3D anatomy, the better teacher you will become! Space is limited to 8 people.

 

Fee: $99

Register: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=13182&stype=-8&sView=week&sDate=5/10/2014

 

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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21. SPINE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP WITH OLIVE BIERINGA AND OTTO RAMSTAD- MAY 10 and 11

 

May 10 & 11 10-4pm

Studio 206 2637 27th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406

 

Join Olive and Otto for a weekend of diving deeply into embodied anatomy. Together we will take a holographic exploration of the human body to understand self and increase our physical potential through movement and hands on study. We will explore our spine and its embryology, our central nervous system, our ligaments and muscles and related developmental patterns. In studying somatics we not only learn about ourselves but come to understand how we learn.

 

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, the founder of Body-Mind Centering®, stated that “This study leads to an understanding of how the mind is expressed through the body and the body through the mind.”

 

This workshop is for anyone who wants to feel great and learn more about their spine irregardless of your movement or bodywork background.

 

Workshop $150-200 sliding scale

People who register before April 25th receive a 15% discount!

 

To register please email olive@bodycartography.org and send deposit of 30% of course fees to

Olive Bieringa, 3304 E 24th st, Minneapolis, Mn 55406

 

For more information visit www.bodycartography.org & Wwww.bodymindcentering.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/274836832685726/?source=50

 

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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22. CHACHI GONZALES IN MINNEAPOLIS- MAY 17

 

Hello,

 

I'm writing to let you know of an upcoming dance workshop with hip hop dancer extraordinaire, CHACHI GONZALEZ, on May 17th at Breck School in Golden Valley.  The workshop is being offered through a nonprofit started by myself, Eve Zelickson.  I am a junior at Breck School and I love to dance.  I wanted to do something that would integrate two of my passions, dance and service. 100% of the profits from the workshop go to The Girl Effect, a charity helping adolescent girls in developing countries stay out of poverty.  So far, I have gotten the airfare, lodging, and studio space donated, which means more money for The Girl Effect!

 

REGISTER AT: www.ownitdance.org

 

Contact: Eve Zelickson, zeliev@student.breckschool.org

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23. MAT TEACHER TRAINING WITH CARI RIIS STEMMLER AND TIZA WYNN RILEY- JUNE 6-8 and JUNE 20-22

 

Mat I

Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Exercises

Balanced Body Mat I includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, a review of core anatomy, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a fitness setting and guidelines for safely teaching seniors and pre-, and post-natal classes.

 

Fri, June 6 - Sun, June 8

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Mat II

Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

 

Fri, June 20 - Sun, June 22

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

 

Register: https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/host-sites.html

 

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

5101 Vernon Ave. South  Suite 2A

Edina MN 55436 USA

 

952-405-9765

 

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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24. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE- JUNE 9-13

 

June 9-13, 2014

11:30am- 3:30pm

Zenon Studio 4A

 

Take class and learn repertory from Zenon Dance Company at our Summer Intensive!

 

Zenon Dance Company’s week-long Intensive Program offers a rigorous and exceptional experience for intermediate to advanced students with a passion for dance. This intensive, taught by Zenon Dance Company Dancers, offers daily technique and repertory classes.

 

Students attend a daily morning Master Class combining dance technique and improvisation with the Zenon Dance Company Dancers. In the afternoon, students will learn Zenon repertory excerpts that have been presented on stage!

 

Requirement: Intermediate level of dance training in ballet and/or modern dance.

 

5 Day Package: $200

Save $25 by purchasing a 5 Day Package!

Includes all Master and Repertory Classes - only $200!

Register online at zenondance.org/store

 

Drop-In Rates:

Master Class Drop-in: $20

Repertory Class Drop-in: $25

No pre-registration required for drop-ins.

 

Contact: Lauren Holmes,  lauren@zenondance.org

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25. SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE- JUNE 9-27

 

a highly physical workshop for performing artists

with

Robert Rosen, Barbra Berlovitz and Shawn McConneloug

 

Open to all dance, theatre and performing artists!

 

June 9-June 27, 2014

Monday-Friday   10:00 AM-5:00 PM

STUDIO 206    Minneapolis MN

 

Everything from Nothing     Robert Rosen

Voice and the Physical Actor   Barbra Berlovitz

RAW Mechanics   Shawn McConneloug

DEVISE      Rosen, Berlovitz and McConneloug

 

Each day will also include physical preparation in dramatic acrobatics, balancing and juggling.

 

Fee: $475

We are able to offer the Summer Intensive at this affordable fee through the generous support of an Arts Learning Grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.

 

APPLICATIONS accepted through Friday April 18

Spots are filled by qualified applicants on a first-come first-served basis

NOTIFICATION of acceptance will be made by email no later than Friday April 30

 

Details and Applications available at: ivystudio206.com

 

Contact: ivystudio206@earthlink.net

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26. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER PROGRAMS- JUNE 9-AUGUST 22

 

Ballet Royale Minnesota conducts three separate summer intensive programs. Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give outstanding professional instruction for all levels.

 

Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer, Special Guest BONNIE MATHIS (former Principal, ABT & Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota)

 

BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA 2014 SUMMER PROGRAMS:

 

1)  “SPRING INTO SUMMER” FOCUSED BALLET REGIMEN, June 9 – 20th (NO AUDITION)

For Intermediate/Advanced (minimum of two years Pointe) through Professionals; daily Conditioning/Pilates, Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men's Class. Great way to kick off the summer, keep in shape or prepare for longer intensives!

 

2)   JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE, July 8 – August 1st (AUDITION REQUIRED FOR AGES 11 & UP)

A rigorous ballet-based variable two to four week intensive program, ages 7 and older. Classes include Classical Ballet, Pointe, Preparation for Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Character, Variations, Repertoire, Men’s class, Acting, Pilates, Yoga, Lectures, Choreographic Methods, and Injury Prevention. Performance opportunity for full-program students.

 

3)   AUGUST BALLET & JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP: August 9 – 22nd (AUDITION REQUIRED)

Ages 12 and older (minimum one-year pointe). Intensive program with Classical Ballet and Jazz Dance Technique, Classical Variations & Nutcracker choreography. Students have the opportunity to perform jazz dance numbers with Twin Cities Ballet and other local groups at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, as part of Burnsville’s “Art and All That Jazz” festival on August 16, 2014.

 

http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

 

http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

 

FREE PARKING

 

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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27. INSTINCT DANCE INTENSIVE WITH ARENA DANCES- JUNE 16-20

 

Join ARENA DANCES for a week of classes and repertory opportunities taught by founder and artistic director, Mathew Janczewski. Targeted for the high intermediate to advanced level dancer, the instinct Dance Intensive will explore the qualities of released and off-balance dancing with the use of gravity, spiral and momentum — daring students to find qualities of stillness and explosion. Spatial awareness will be heightened while challenging students to use a range of dynamics: vigorous, athletic, gestural and theatrical.

 

June 16 - June 20

10am - 3pm

Cowles Center for Dance, Studio 5B

 

Early registration deadline: April 14

Standard registration deadline: May 16

 

For registration information, visit arena-dances.org -- See you there!

 

Contact: Scott Stafford, scott.arenadances@gmail.com

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28. SUMMER INTENSIVE WITH STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER- JUNE 23-27

 

Join the artists of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater for a week-long intensive in the company's critically acclaimed work integrating emotional and physical movement vocabulary with vocal and theatrical expression. The intensive is designed for students 16 and older with intermediate to advanced dance experience and will include choreographic investigations filtered through SPDT's aesthetic lens.

 

June 23-27, 2014

10 am - 3 pm

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

TEK BOX

 

Contact spdanthcontact@gmail.com for application forms.

 

Tuition: $275 + $25 Application Fee

Partial Scholarships Available

 

Applications accepted through May 15.

 

http://www.stuartpimsler.com

 

Contact: spdanthcontact@gmail.com

 


 

29. SUMMER INTENSIVE WITH ANANYA DANCE THEATRE- JUNE 23-JULY 11

 

3-week residency: June 23-July 11, 2014 • Mon-Fri (no class July 4).

 

Ananya Chatterjea and company members from Ananya Dance Theatre will teach daily technique class in the style of Yorchha, the company’s signature movement vocabulary combining elements from yoga, the classical Indian dance form Odissi, and the martial art form Chhau, and set repertory on participants. A public showing will conclude the intensive on Friday, July 11.

 

Course Information: DNCE 3701 Summer Dance Intensive, 2 credits • Barbara Barker Center for Dance, 500 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 • https://theatre.umn.edu/dance/summer

 

Registration: This intensive is open to anyone 16 years of age or older. University of Minnesota degree-seeking students must register for the course through One Stop Registration. Information for non-degree seeking student registration is online at http://onestop.umn.edu/non-degree/index.html.

 

There are two sections for this Summer Intensive. Section 1 is open to anyone 16 years of age and older, no audition required. Section 2 is open to Dance Majors from any college or university (or by audition/instructor consent).

 

For more information about ADT: http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org

 

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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30. ZENON SUMMER DANCE SAMPLER- JULY 14-18

 

July 14-18

9:30am - 1:30pm | $200

$45 Single Day Drop-in

Ages 15 through Adult

 

Perfect for older students who want to broaden their dance horizons! Classes will be taught between Beginning and Intermediate levels- previous dance experience required. Each day includes 3 technique classes rotating between Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Yoga, Belly Dance, and more! Students can enroll for all 5 days, or purchase individual days based on personal interests!

 

For more information and to register, visit zenondance.org/school/summer-camps-2014

 

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

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31. SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE SUMMER WORKSHOP- JULY 14-25

 

July 14-25 at The Barbara Barker Center for Dance.

 

The S&S Dance 2 week Summer Workshop will focus on learning and performing works from the S&S repertory with a public showing on the final day!  The Workshop will be led by Joanie Smith, Laura Selle Virtucio, Scott Mettille, Kari Mosel and Drew Lester.  These dynamic 5 teachers will all be in the studio together working one on one with workshop participants.  You will dance a lot!  The Workshop is for advanced and intermediate dancers ages 16 and above.  Visit www.shapiroandsmithdance.org for details.

 

$385 for two weeks!  15% discount for early enrollment, see www.shapiroandsmithdance.org for details.

 

Two partial scholarships are available and enrollment is limited.

 

Contact: Joanie Smith,  info@shapiroandsmithdance.org

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

32. OFF-LEASH AREA SEEKS HOSTS FOR FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR

 

Off-Leash Area seeks hosts for their 5th Annual Neighborhood Garage Tour.  This year we will tour a brand new production "Stripe & Spot (Learn To) Get Along,"  about two voyagers simultaneously shipwrecked on a desert island.  It's a ridiculous comedy, complete with a rotating stage, and presided over by the sun and moon as a Vaudevillian duo.

 

Being a tour host is a fantastic way to meet your neighbors and encourage community, and a great excuse to clean your garage! Check our webpage for answers to frequently asked questions:www.offleasharea.org

 

For more information about hosting, please contact Off-Leash Area at offleash@offleasharea.org or 612-724-7372

 

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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33. THREE MORE DAYS LEFT TO APPLY FOR RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2014

 

Submissions are being accepted through Friday for the 6th annual Rhythmically Speaking choreographers showcase, running August 14-16 at the Southern Theater. We are proud to support the Twin Cities’ best jazz and rhythm-driven dance each year, and look forward to seeing what you have to offer. Emerging and established choreographers alike are encouraged to apply with new or existing work in jazz and rhythm-based dance. Not sure what we mean by jazz and rhythm-based dance? You tell us. We are excited to be figuring out what that means to this community, and encourage you to join the conversation by applying.

 

Important Dates:

- May 25: Mandatory meeting for selected choreographers (7-9pm)

- July 13: Mandatory progress showing (7-9pm)

- August 11-13: Tech

- August 14-16: Shows

 

Compensation: Honorarium of at least $800 provided.

 

Details: A video sample is strongly encouraged, but not required. All video submissions must be posted to www.vimeo.com (with video link included in application). Video of the work being applied with is strongly encouraged, but if not available, work in a very similar style should be submitted. While the work can be between three and thirty minutes, submissions of ten minutes or more are strongly encouraged.

 

Submission form and requirements are currently posted at www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org. Please send completed Submission Form to info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org by Friday, April 18. Choreographer selection will be posted to the Rhythmically Speaking website by May 1. We look forward to seeing your work, and thank you for your interest.

 

Contact: Erinn Liebhard, info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

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34. METRO DANCE STORE IS HIRING!

 

-Must be available to work 25 hours per week (including one Saturday or Sunday per week)

-Responsible, Reliable, Punctual, Energetic

-Day and evening hours available

-Enjoy shifts scheduled around your rehearsals and performances

-No retail experience required

 

Step 'N Stretch is hiring at Woodbury, Burnsville and Minnetonka!

 

http://www.stepnstretch.com/employment.html

 

Contact: Valerie Vermeire, info@stepnstretch.com

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35. GLOBAL SITE PERFORMANCE SEEKS DANCERS

 

Global Site Performance is looking for 15-20 dancers to participate in its upcoming 18th Annual Solstice River Performance. Dancers must have spatial and rhythmic clarity and be available for rehearsals starting in early June, with the performance June 21, 2014. Participating artists will be paid a small stipend.

 

For more information, visit us at: http://globalsiteperformance.org

 

Contact: Project Manager, Sara Karimi sara@globalwaterdances.org

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36. SEEKING STAFF MUSICIAN

 

St. Olaf College Dance Department is interviewing for a half time position for a Staff Musician beginning September 1, 2014. This position combines playing for modern, improvisation, choreography, and ballet classes; hiring and supervising student musicians; and working with faculty and students on creative projects. Benefits are included.

 

Qualifications: BA preferred; 3-5 years experience in musical accompaniment setting; background in classical and modern music; strong music improvisation skills; desirable to have experience in higher education setting

 

Please send current resume to: saterstr@stolaf.edu

 

Contact Sherry Saterstrom saterstr@stolaf.edu for more information.

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37. AUDITION FOR GOLDEN BOYS: PRINCIPAL ROLES AND DANCE ENSEMBLE

 

GOLDEN BOYS is a brand new, high energy musical revealing a portrait of friendship, love, and prejudice in the midst of  turbulent World War 2.  The 1st interracial army unit has been created solely to perform musical theater. Patriotism and loyalty to one's country is shadowed by the search for truth to one's self in this heart felt story with song and dance.

 

Who – Male performers ages 16 – 45. Requires strong jazz and musical theater technique. Tap dancing preferred but not required. Performers of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

 

When – Sunday April 27th Singing Call – 5:00pm, Dancer Call 7:00pm

 

Where – Minnesota Dance Theatre, studio 6B at the Cowles Center.

 

Bring a headshot and resume.

 

Character breakdown:

1. Ellis- black, smart, compassionate, leader, diplomat

2. Buchanan- a product of the army. As Geena - cross between Bea Arthur and Jo Anne Worley

3. Carlos- emotional, reactive, street smart, Freddie Prince type

4. Carter- black, quirky, sensitive, eager to please and fit in

5. Fitzpatick- white, down to earth, blue collar, husband, John Caradine type

6. Joshua- white, intuitive, talented, outsider Montgomery Cliff type

7. Baldwin- white, antagonist, opportunist, manipulative, reactive, the mean Richard Widmark type

8. Johnny- white, Gregory Peck type, earnest, good heart

9. Rich- white,  wealthy, confident, womanizer, James Garner type

 

Stipend is offered.

 

Contact: Jeremy Bensussan, bens0399@gmail.com

 

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38. AUDITION FOR THREADS DANCE PROJECT

 

Threads Dance Project (TDP) is seeking an ethnically diverse group of dancers ages 21 and older, for its 2014-2015 Season.

 

TDP is seeking versatile dancers that are quick learner and are fluent in a variety of dance forms.  Experience in ballet, jazz, pointe work, African and hip-hop are a plus.  Dancers must bring a headshot and resume to the audition.

 

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD:

Date: Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Time: 2:30p-4:30p

Where:Cowles Center - 528 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis MN

2nd Floor, TekBox

 

Contact:  mgr@threadsdance.org or call 952-250-5965 for more information.

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39. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE

 

SUMMER ZONE AUDITION: FRIDAY, MAY 16

This audition is for both Performance and Technique levels

 

Registration:  6 PM

Audition Class:  6:30 PM

Zenon Studio 4A

 

Zenon Dance Zone is an intensive study and performance program that offers students the opportunity to study with first-rate instructors, work with area choreographers and perform in a studio concert at the end of the session.

 

Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship. The program is divided into two levels: Technique Level: provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles.

Performance Level: provides an opportunity for students to work with area choreographers and perform in an end-of-session concert.

 

Tuition: UNLIMITED CLASSES at Zenon Dance School for the Summer Session!

Technique Level-$588 (only $49 per week for 12 weeks)

Performance Level-$528 (only $44 per week for 12 weeks)

(Payment plans available. Work-study opportunities available to help subsidize a portion of tuition.)

 

If you are interested in Zone but cannot attend the audition, please contact Zone Coordinator, Lauren Holmes, to find out how you can still join!

 

Contact: Lauren Holmes,  lauren@zenondance.org

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40. ATTACK THEATRE SEEKS ONE MALE AND ONE FEMALE MODERN DANCER

 

Attack Theatre seeks one male and one female modern dancer for a 32-38 week full-time contract with health benefits for the 2014/15 season in Pittsburgh, PA. With a strong cultural community, thriving restaurant scene, accessible greenspace and low cost of living; Pittsburgh has become one of the most livable cities in the US.

 

Minneapolis, MN: SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 at 12:30pm

Cowles Center – Studio 7A

 

528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

 

Pittsburgh, PA: Callbacks in Pittsburgh: May 15-16, 2014

Attack Theatre studios at Pittsburgh Opera

2425 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Registration requested. Please email a cover letter and resume to Lindsey Kaine  - lindsey@attacktheatre.com - (412) 281-3305

 

Attack Theatre seeks dancers with strong modern technique and performance skills, the desire to collaborate within the creative process, the ability to work in a variety of performance styles and venues, and the competence and interest in working in community and educational environments.

 

Entering its 20th season, Attack Theatre, under the artistic direction of Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza combines modern dance, live music and multimedia elements. Their productions have toured throughout the US, Europe, and Asia - including the Avignon Festival, Tokyo’s 7th Next Wave Dance Festival, Indonesia Arts Festival, Monaco Danses Forum and the Spoleto Festival. Attack Theatre collaborates with symphonies, theater companies, art museums, and choreographed for the Broadway production of Squonk. Through professional development workshops for teachers, residencies for students and in-school performances; Attack Theatre’s robust arts education program connects with thousands of students and educators each year.

 

http://www.attacktheatre.com

Contact: Lindsey Kaine, lindsey@attacktheatre.com

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41. DANCE WITH EMILY JOHNSON/ CATALYST IN THE WORLD PREMIERE OF SHORE!

 

Deadline April 16!

 

We need 20 dancers to join the cast of our new dance, SHORE. The dance is subtle and full and includes walking, very very slow walking, running, focused attention and a broad perspective, watching, singing to trees and through walls, humming, lots of giving, and some other things.

 

You must be able to attend all rehearsals and performances (below).

Pay is $350

 

Please email Julia@catalystdance.com by April 16th if you are interested.

 

May 9: 5:30 - 7pm rehearsal, location TBA

May 10 : 10:30am - 3pm SHORE: Richfield (rehearse 10:30 - 12, perform at 2pm)

May 17 : 4-6pm Northrop Mall and Theater, rehearsal

May 21 : 6-8pm Northrop Mall and Theater, rehearsal

May 24 : 2-6pm Northrop Mall and Theater, rehearsal

May 25 : 2-5pm Northrop Mall and Theater, rehearsal

 

June 13 : 8-10pm Mill City Museum rehearsal for Northern Spark

June 14 : 9-10: 30pm Mill City Museum performance for Northern Spark

June 16 : 6-9pm Northrop Mall and Theater, rehearsal

June 18 : 6-9pm Northrop Mall and Theater, rehearsal

June 19 : 6-10pm Northrop dress rehearsal

June 20 : 6-10pm Northrop PREMIERE performance

June 21 : 6-10pm Northrop PREMIERE performance

Contact:  Julia@catalystdance.com

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42. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION AUDITIONS

 

Ballet Royale Minnesota conducts three separate ballet summer intensive programs. Two of the programs require an audition: the July Four Week Intensive, and the August Two Week Ballet & Jazz Repertory Workshop.

 

SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION BY VIDEO:

Dancers may also audition by Video on or before April 25, 2014. See Audition Registration Form on Ballet Royale's website for details. $35 fee for video audition.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION day program:

Ballet Royale Minnesota's elite Professional Trainee Division day program is by audition and invitation only.

 

This comprehensive training program provides focused and dedicated dancers the finest professional training to maximize their growth and development; all Professional Trainees are on partial scholarship, and are Apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota company.

 

Interested students who wish to audition for the day program other than during a group audition should contact Ballet Royale directly to arrange an evaluation/audition.

 

For any questions visit our website http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

 

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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43. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA COMPANY & APPRENTICE AUDITIONS

 

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota (TCB), the resident dance company of AMES CENTER (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), is looking for men and women with advanced classical ballet (including pointe for women) and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and who have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

 

Company Member Dancers would be hired for the 2014–15 season as salaried employees, from September 2014 to mid-May 2015, approximately 31 weeks. Apprentice positions are unpaid, but Apprentices receive partial or full scholarships for training in Ballet Royale's Professional Trainee Division day program. Company Members and Apprentices receive company class each weekday afternoon, with rehearsals primarily on the weekends during non-performance weeks.

 

Expect to participate in TCB's The Nutcracker and a major spring production in May at the south metro's premier professional theater, the Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), as well as other smaller venues doing shorter mixed genre pieces as additional opportunities arise throughout the year.

 

For more about Twin Cities Ballet, visit: http://TwinCitiesBallet.org

 

Interested dancers should contact us at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, or call 952-452-3163 to arrange a local audition at Ballet Royale Minnesota studios.

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44. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS & COMPANIES

 

PERFORM IN DANCES AT THE LAKES, JULY 11 & 12

 

The Christopher Watson Dance Company is excited to announce that we are seeking submissions for our 13th annual DANCES AT THE LAKES FESTIVAL. The two free public performances will be held in the large grassy area near the Rose Garden at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. We seek a variety of work that includes choreographers and dance companies who create and perform contemporary work based in any cultural tradition. Both emerging and established choreographers are encouraged to apply. Applicants may choose to adapt an existing piece or a portion of an existing piece to the Rose Garden space, or create a new work, which could be a site-specific work, for the festival. Company directors may apply to perform work created by a resident or guest choreographer. Dances may be between three and ten minutes long.

 

Application deadline: Monday, April 28

Notification of selection results: Friday, May 2

Festival dates: Friday & Saturday, July 11 & 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

 

Compensation: Each choreographer/group will receive an honorarium.

 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 

Contact: Christopher Watson, cwdc1991@gmail.com for further festival information and application requirements.

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

45. CAREER TRANSITION GRANTS AVAILABLE

 

Hey Minnesota dancers, I just want to give you the heads-up about our next grant application deadline: May 7, 2014.

 

To apply,

1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify.

2)Schedule a phone appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.

 

For more information about this grant opportunity and our free services visit our website at careertransition.org

 

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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46. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

 

Part social gathering, part information share, part work session, grant circle is time and space to ask questions, get feedback, and work work work on those grants.

 

The first session will be focused on the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant, which is due July 11. The number of artist initiative awards given to dance is dependent on the number of applications, so more people applying helps us all! Drop by with your grant started or not, or even if you are just starting to think about it!

 

Date: Monday, May 5

Time: 5-7pm

Where: The Cowles Center

Who: Co-Hosted by Michèle Steinwald and Sam Johnson, with special guests, and you!

 

Contact: Sam Johnson,  s_johnso@yahoo.com

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47. MOMENTUM: NEW DANCE WORKS 2015

 

The Momentum: New Dance Works 2015 series is presented by the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in partnership with the Walker Art Center and the Southern Theater, with support from the Jerome Foundation. The series will run July 9–11 and July 16–18, 2015, at the Southern Theater.

 

Purpose of Series

The Momentum dance series was created to promote the work of an exciting new generation of dance and dance-theater creators in Minnesota. The series enables innovative, under-recognized choreographers to have their work presented by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts as well as provide professional development opportunities facilitated by Springboard for the Arts. Momentum seeks out applicants from a full range of styles, cultures, aesthetics, and approaches that represent contemporary dance in the world today.

 

For eligibility requirements and application instructions please visit www.thecowlescenter.org.

 

Proposals for are due Friday, April 25, 2014, by 5 pm.

 

Contact: Dana Munson,  dmunson@thecowlescenter.org

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

48. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS COUNSELING AVAILABLE

 

Free Career Transition For Dancers counseling sessions by phone (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays).

 

If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you.  Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for free.

 

Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, free.

 

Contact: Maryellen Langhout, 312-666-0234 or mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

49. RAGAMALA DANCE STUDIOS AVAILABLE FOR RENT

 

Two beautiful studios available for rent from Ragamala Dance in Uptown.

 

Located in the Calhoun Arts Building at 711 West Lake Street – less than one block away from both the 4 and 21 bus routes, and plenty of free, on-street parking nearby. Both studios are on the third floor, and have great natural light.

 

Studio 1: 1400 sq ft, and has one full-mirrored wall, iPod/CD capability, marley floor

Studio 2: 390 sq ft, iPod capability, wood floor

 

Pricing:

Studio 1 $12/ hour for rehearsal; $15/hour for class

Studio 2 $10/ hour for rehearsal; $12/hour for class

 

http://www.ragamaladance.org

 

Contact: Elise, admin@ragamala.net or 612-824-1968 for availability or other

questions.

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50. REHEARSAL/CLASS  SPACE  AVAILABLE  IN  SOUTH  MINNEAPOLIS

 

GREAT location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

 

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

 

Contact: Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

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51. REHEARSAL/CLASS  SPACE  AVAILABLE  IN  BLOOMINGTON

 

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

 

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

 

Contact:  Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and

availability.

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52. THE DANCE/USA ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS COMING TO MINNEAPOLIS JUNE 18-21, 2014!

 

Find out here how to attend on a budget!

 

Interested in attending but can't afford the registration rate? If you're a Minnesota resident, Dance/USA is pleased to offer you the chance to come to the Annual Conference at a discounted rate! Learn more here: http://conference.danceusa.org/?page_id=4059

 

Volunteer at the 2014 Annual Conference and receive a one-day conference pass!  Details are here: http://conference.danceusa.org/?page_id=4399

 

Contact: Johanna Tschebull, jtschebull@danceusa.org

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53. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA CONSTRUCTING NEW BUILDING

 

Ballet Royale Minnestoa is constructing a new building just south of County Road 46 right across the freeway (I-35) from its current location. This will also be the new home of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota. In the early stages of construction, the new building is scheduled to be completed this summer in time for Ballet Royale's July four-week Summer Intensive.

 

Designed literally from the ground up by dancers for dancers, the new Ballet Royale and Twin Cities Ballet space will be almost twice the size, with more usage flexibility and efficiency than their current facilities.

 

Three large dance studios plus a fourth smaller Pilates/supplemental studio will all feature natural light, 15 feet high ceilings, in-floor radiant heat, and a state of the art sprung dance floor system; it will also include a convertible a 3500ft performance/showcase/rehearsal space, Wi-Fi counters, a large Women’s Dressing room with en suite restroom, staff room, storage, easy access and free parking.

 

To learn more visit:  http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

 

Contact: Rick Vogt,  info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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Dance Community News - April 9, 2014

In This Issue.

 

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

 

1. CONTACT JAM TONIGHT // LERALEE WHITTLE HOSTS

 

2. VESELICA INTERNATIONAL DANCE ENSEMBLE SPRING CONCERT AT ST. OLAF COLLEGE- APRIL 10-12

 

3. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET PRESENTS: BELLA LUNA- APRIL 10-13

 

4. MELISSA BIRCH PRESENTS FLYING NUNS AT BRYANT LAKE BOWL- THURSDAYS APRIL 10-17 - 7PM!

 

5. “ROMEO & JULIET” AT THE LAB THEATER- APRIL 10-20

 

6. MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE AT THE COWLES CENTER- APRIL 11-13

 

7. ‘GLASS ARMONICA’: INSPIRED BY THE WORK OF POET REBECCA DUNHAM- APRIL 13

 

8. MOVEMENTWISE KICK-OFF @ THE COWLES CENTER- APRIL 16

 

9. SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE PRESENTS “NARCISSUS” AT THE COWLES CENTER- APRIL 17-29

 

10. TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT AT NORTHROP- APRIL 22

 

11. BALLET OF THE DOLLS AND THE RITZ THEATER PRESENT SACRED- APRIL 25-27

 

12. CUBAN HEAT- ZENON DANCE COMPANY’S 31st SEASON BENEFIT- MAY 9

 

13. ZENON DANCE COMPANY’S 31st SPRING SEASON- MAY 9-11, 16-18

 

14. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA PRESENTS BEAUTY & THE BEAST MAY 9-11

 

15. RAGAMALA DANCE AND RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA AT THE WALKER ART CENTER- MAY 15-18

 

16. AMP 3: ALTERNATIVE MOTION PROJECT’S 3RD SEASON PERFORMANCE- MAY 16-18

 

17. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS SADHANA- MAY 18

 

ONGOING CLASSES

 

18. OPEN CLASSES WITH MATHEW JANCZEWSKI

 

19. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET ONGOING CLASSES

 

20. SPRING SESSION CLASSES AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL

 

21. TWIN CITIES BALLET MONDAY OPEN PROFESSIONAL BALLET CLASS

 

22. ONGOING CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

 

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

 

23. 3 WORKSHOPS WITH VSA MINNESOTA- APRIL 7, 17 and 22

 

24. ANATOMY IN 3D FOR DANCERS: DEEP HIP AND CORE- MAY 10

 

25. SPINE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP WITH OLIVE BIERINGA AND OTTO RAMSTAD- MAY 10-11

 

26. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE- JUNE 9-13

 

27. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER PROGRAMS- JUNE 9-AUGUST 22

 

28. INSTINCT DANCE INTENSIVE WITH ARENA DANCES- JUNE 16-20

 

29. MAT TEACHER TRAINING WITH CARI RIIS STEMMLER AND TIZA WYNN RILEY- JUNE 6-8

 

30. SUMMER INTENSIVE WITH MINNESOTA'S ANANYA DANCE THEATRE- JUNE 23-JULY 11

 

31. 2014 TU DANCE SUMMER PROGRAMS- JULY 7- AUGUST 16

 

32. THE RIVERS SUMMER INTENSIVE WITH ROCHELLE ZIDE- AUGUST 1-8

 

33. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET SUMMER CLASSES AND INTENSIVES

 

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

 

34. DANCE WITH EMILY JOHNSON/CATALYST IN THE WORLD PREMIERE OF SHORE!

 

35. OFF-LEASH AREA SEEKS HOSTS FOR FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR

 

36. SEEKING HIP HOP TEACHER FOR THE SUMMER

 

37. PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITY FOR JAZZ AND RHYTHM-DRIVEN CHOREOGRAPHERS

 

38. AUDITION FOR THREADS DANCE PROJECT

 

39. AUDITION FOR SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET’S 2014-15 SEASON

 

40. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS - ZENON DANCE ZONE SUMMER 2014

 

41. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE

 

42. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHIC SUBMISSIONS: DANCES AT THE LAKES, JULY 11 & 12

 

43. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION AUDITIONS

 

44. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA COMPANY & APPRENTICE AUDITIONS

 

45. CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE SEEKS DANCERS OVER THE AGE OF 50

 

46. TU DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS

 

47. TAP TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES

 

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

 

48. ADA ACCESS IMPROVEMENT GRANT INFORMATION MEETING

 

49. CAREER TRANSITION GRANT FOR DANCERS

 

50. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

 

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

 

51. FREE COUNSELING: CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

 

OTHER DANCE NEWS

 

52. DanceUSA PERFORMANCE LISTINGS

 

53. SMART ALICE WEB DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY

 

54. SPCB INSTALLS A BRAND NEW SPRUNG FLOOR

 

55. REHEARSAL/CLASS  SPACE  AVAILABLE  IN  SOUTH  MINNEAPOLIS

 

56. REHEARSAL/CLASS  SPACE  AVAILABLE  IN  BLOOMINGTON

 

 


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

 

1. CONTACT JAM TONIGHT // LERALEE WHITTLE HOSTS

 

Every Weds night except the 1st one of the month, 7:30-9:30 @ Patrick's Cabaret,  $5

Leralee will lead a warm-up/short class, followed by jamming.

 

Contact: Leralee Whittle, Leralee@gmail.com

 

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2. VESELICA INTERNATIONAL DANCE ENSEMBLE SPRING CONCERT AT ST. OLAF COLLEGE- APRIL 10-12

 

Join Veselica International Dance Ensemble for a trip “Around the World in 80 Minutes” during their annual spring concert, April 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 12 at both 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  The concert will feature dances from Taiwan, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Greece, Romania, Slovakia, Ireland, Hawai’i, Cuba, Argentina, Tanzania, Madagascar, Egypt and Lebanon.

 

In addition to the Veselica dancers, members of both First Year Project and the Ballroom Performance Team will perform.

 

This year’s concert includes a range of choreographies: student works from Ireland, Greece, Madagascar and Tanzania; choreographies from the repertoire of Karpaty Folk Dance Ensemble and Ethnic Dance Theatre, a company that Veselica’s director has performed with for 25 years, two works created for Veselica by alum Andrea Conger (’98) and a new work by director Anne von Bibra.

 

Where: Wagner-Bundgaard Dance Studio, Dittmann Center, St. Olaf College

 

When: Thursday & Friday, April 10, 11 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, April 12, 2:00 &

7:30 pm

 

Free and open to the public. No reserved seating.

 

Contact: Anne von Bibra, Dance Department (vonbibra@stolaf.edu; 507-786-3663) for further information.

 

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3. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET PRESENTS: BELLA LUNA- APRIL 10-13

 

Saint Paul City Ballet  presents its contemporary mixed-repertoire program April 10-13. Peter Davison’s Commedia dell’Arte inspired ballet, Bella Luna, will highlight the program, which also includes three world premiere works by emerging female choreographers.

 

Bella Luna tells the story of friendship and love between different socioeconomic classes. A score featuring artists such as Yann Tiersen will accompany classically based choreography that showcases the honesty and vulnerability of the characters. The ballet makes its premiere in the Twin Cities having only been featured on tour in Colorado, most recently in 2008.

 

Thursday, April 10th at 7:30 P.M.

Friday, April 11th at 7:30 P.M.

Saturday, April 12th at 1:00 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.

Sunday, April 13th at 2:00 P.M.

 

Tickets http://spcballet.org

 

JSB Tek Box at The Cowles Center available in 2014

528 Hennepin Avenue | Minneapolis, MN 55403

 

TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/563160

 

Contact: SPCB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

 

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4. MELISSA BIRCH PRESENTS FLYING NUNS AT BRYANT LAKE BOWL- THURSDAYS APRIL 10-17 - 7PM!

 

A new full-evening physical theatre work created and performed with Genevieve Muench, Samantha Johns, Renée Copeland, Melissa Birch, Lauren Rae Anderson + Sharon Picasso

 

This engaging and surreal work follows the fate of six sisters searching for the love of god in the unsuspecting backchannels of timeless travel.

 

Positing the performance in the subconscious schism, after nature, before nurture, director Melissa Birch inquires into contemporary tensions between biology and status quo, where stimulation and social order stand in for trickier spiritual dilemmas.

 

Thursdays April 10-17th | 7pm



Tickets are $6-15 :: online |
http://bryantlakebowl.com/theater/calendar/day/2014-04-03 +

walkup - - COME!

 

THIS PROJECT HAS A KICKSTARTER

 

Contact: Melissa Birch, ms.melissabirch@gmail.com | http://melissabirch.net

 

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5. “ROMEO & JULIET” AT THE LAB THEATER- APRIL 10-20

 

COLLIDE presents a modern-day version of Shakespeare’s classic love story. Set in Brooklyn in the year 2000, the bare-knuckle world of New York City politics has created a blood feud between the Montague and Capulet families that has endured for generations, always simmering just below the surface and occasionally erupting into public view, sometimes with tragic consequences.

 

The production features ten professional dancers, two vocalists, original Shakespearean text and a four-string violin quartet playing popular music hits from artists such as Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, and U2.

 

COLLIDE is a performing arts company dedicated to collaborating with artists of different genres in creating original Broadway-style jazz dance musicals in an effort to revive a uniquely American art form.

 

View the trailer at: http://vimeo.com/88100969

 

www.collidetheatrical.org

 

Contact: Kim Brownell, info@collidetheatrical.org

 

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6. MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE AT THE COWLES CENTER- APRIL 11-13

 

Minnesota Dance Theatre introduces the choreography of acclaimed dancers Martine Van Hamel, (American Ballet Theatre) and Adam Hendrickson, (New York City Ballet) to Twin Cities audiences.  Embracing contemporary aesthetics through the art of the Pas de Deux, Van Hamel’s lyrical Trio á Deux, set to Beethoven’s String Trio in G Major, balances Hendrickson’s quick paced duet Prestissimo, to Verdi’s String Quartet in E Minor. Also in the program will be Toccata in D Minor by Alonzo King (LINES Ballet), as well as signature Pas de Deux by MDT founder Loyce Houlton.

 

The evening will also present a World Premiere by Artistic Director Lise Houlton. Where’s the mystery in ordinary? Distinctly MDT, the dancers play in moods of containment in Frames/d, an ensemble piece to the music of Mozart, mostly.

 

Performances:

April 11 at 8:00 pm (Benefit Event)

April 12 at 8:00 pm (Talk Back)

April 13 at 2:00 pm

 

Tickets:

Adult $36 and $30, Student $24

Tickets available at the Cowles

612-206-3600

www.thecowlescenter.org

 

Contact: Dana Munson, dmunson@thecowlescenter.org

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7. ‘GLASS ARMONICA’: INSPIRED BY THE WORK OF POET REBECCA DUNHAM- APRIL 13

 

'Glass Armonica,' winner of the 2013 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, will be brought to life at the Bryant Lake Bowl on April 13th with a reading by acclaimed author Rebecca Dunham. Accompanied by the lush, precise movement of Maggie Bergeron & Company and the visceral sounds of Nicholas Gaudette’s live bass, audiences are invited to witness the weaving together of multiple layers of exquisite narrative for a beautiful and unique evening of poetry, dance and music.

 

Sunday, April 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Bryant Lake Bowl | 810 W Lake St | Minneapolis

 

Pay as you wish between $5 and $12. Tickets available at the door. Preorder by visiting http://www.bryantlakebowl.com

 

Contact: Elizabeth Ireland, Elizabeth_Ireland@milkweed.org or Aoife Roberts, roberts.aoife@gmail.com

 

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8. MOVEMENTWISE KICK-OFF @ THE COWLES CENTER- APRIL 16

 

You're Invited!  

 

Join us for the MovementWise Kick-Off event to dance, socialize, and learn all about the new program for adults 55+.  Come to move and meet like-minded people.

 

When:  Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 6:30pm

Where:  Target Education Studio, 2nd Floor of The Cowles Center

Cost:  FREE!

 

Light refreshments will be provided!

 

The Cowles Center is proud to present MovementWise, a program for older adults that combines movement workshops with arts appreciation.  MovementWise is an exhilarating continuing education program for the dancer in all of us.  Designed as a "club" for older adults, participants receive a variety of benefits including discounted tickets to all Sunday matinee performances at The Cowles Center 2014.

 

Contact: Laura Schoenherr to RSVP @ lschoenherr@thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3641.

 

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9. SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE PRESENTS “NARCISSUS” AT THE COWLES CENTER- APRIL 17-29

 

Shapiro & Smith Dance will return to The Cowles Center this April to premier “Narcissus.” In the digital age of the “selfie” and social media, self-reflection can turn into self-obsession at the push of a button. Shapiro & Smith Dance’s newest work, “Narcissus” takes audiences down a path of mirrors where we see how our preoccupation with image might distort how we see ourselves and how we think others see us.

 

This world premier by Artistic Director Joanie Smith will bring company members and guest artists together with newly commissioned music by Soozie Tyrell of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and New York composer Scott Killian on The Cowles Center stage for Shapiro & Smith Dance’s 27th season, April 17-29, 2014.

 

Contact: Dana Munson, dmunson@thecowlescenter.org

 

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10. TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT AT NORTHROP- APRIL 22

 

Northrop Presents

Trey McIntyre Project

Tue, Apr 22, 7:30 pm

 

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

 

Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) is a contemporary ballet company led by the artistic vision of renowned choreographer Trey McIntyre. Since its founding in 2008, TMP has fast become one of the most celebrated dance companies throughout the country and abroad. Trey McIntyre creates highly athletic, innovative works rooted in exploration and discovery, resulting in dance that is at once massively appealing, refreshingly relevant, and emotionally evocative. Known for its hallmark musicality and a distinct American voice, TMP uses the art of dance to break cultural boundaries and connect audiences on a basic, yet decidedly profound, human level. TMP’s unique approach expands art beyond the stage and into communities, where it has the power to reach people and touch lives.

 

Tickets are FREE for U of M students.

For more info and tickets:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/trey-mcintyre-project

 

Contact: Melissa Wray, wrayx027@umn.edu

 

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11. BALLET OF THE DOLLS AND THE RITZ THEATER PRESENT SACRED- APRIL 25-27

 

Inspired by her late father's love of the history, customs, and traditions in their homeland, Choreographer Lisa Conlin and Composer Mike Hallenbeck join forces connecting the Roots of the Dakotas.

 

LIVE music, contemporary dance theater, and sculpting encompass this extraordinary multidisciplinary event joined by the magical team of Paul Herwig's mastermind set design, Davu Seru's electrifying instrumentation, and Mike Grogan's mesmerizing lighting design.

 

The exceptional and awarding winning cast of visual and performance artist Paul Herwig and dancers:  Leila Awadallah, Sarah Bartlett, Heather Cadigan, Lisa Conlin, Ali Deering, Stephanie Fellner, Alarica Hassett, Abby Johnson, Renata Justinia (understudy),  Jennifer Mack, Christine Maginnis, Raena Rasmussen, and Julie Warder bring the sculpture and roots to life in this unique personal journey.

 

Where:  The Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN

Show times:  Friday, April 25 at 8pm Saturday April 26 at 8pm, Sunday April 27 at 2pm.

 

Tickets $22 adults, $18 students/seniors on Fri/Sat

$20 adults, $16 students/seniors on Sunday

For tickets call The Ritz Theater box office at #612-436-1129.  

Hours: Tuesday through Friday 12:00-5:00pm or 2 hours prior to performance or online at www.ritz-theater.org

 

SACRED is underwritten by the American Composers Forum’s Live Music for Dance Minnesota program in partnership with NewMusicUSA, with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

Contact: Lisa Conlin, lisaconlin@yahoo.com

 

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12. CUBAN HEAT- ZENON DANCE COMPANY’S 31st SEASON BENEFIT- MAY 9

 

Join us for an exclusive evening!

 

Enjoy a delightful meal with paired wines, a scintillating preview performance of Zenon's 31st Spring Season, and exciting silent and live auctions. Admission includes one complimentary ticket to Zenon's 31st Spring Season opening night performance at the The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, May 9th, 2014 at 8:00pm.

 

Evening Includes:

Mixed Appetizers & Cocktail Hour

Live Music and Vocals with Salsabrosa

Silent auction

Sizzling Salsa dance lesson

Preview performance of Zenon's 31st Spring Season

Dinner served with wine and dessert

 

Zenon's 31st Season Benefit

When: April 14, 2014 from 6-10pm

Where: Cafe Levain: 4762 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis

Tickets: http://www.zenondance.org/support/spring.html

 

Contact: Danielle Robinson-Prater, danielle@zenondance.org

 

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13. ZENON DANCE COMPANY’S 31st SPRING SEASON- MAY 9-11, 16-18

 

Zenon Dance Company’s

31st Spring Season

May 9-11, 16-18 @ The Cowles Center

 

World Premieres by Daniel Stark and Netta Yerushalmy

 

Artistic Director, Linda Z. Andrews has created an extensive modern, jazz and post-modern dance repertory by commissioning new works from more than 60 of the world’s most intriguing emerging choreographers.

 

For its 31st Spring Season, Zenon continues that tradition with world premieres by Minnesota-based Daniel Stark, and New York/Tel Aviv choreographer Netta Yerushalmy, who’s last work for Zenon was “Hello, My Name is Catherine.” Also on the program are reprises of Kyle Abraham’s 2011 “My Quarreling Heart” and Danny Buraczeski’s iconic “Ezekiel’s Wheel.”

      

31st Spring Season

When:  8 p.m. May 9-10, 16-17

7 p.m. May 11 and May 18        

Where: The Cowles Center, Minneapolis   

Tickets: $34; 612-206-3600

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/zenon-dance-company-2

 

Stark’s first work for Zenon is “Folktale Zero,” which re-imagines the Icelandic folktale of Grýla while examining whether folktales have a hold on today’s “generation zero.” He’s currently is an associate professor of dance at Minnesota State University in Mankato. His choreography was featured in  “Earth: Healing the Rift,” a performance in Kenya involving collaborations between visual and performing artists from across the world.

      

Yerushalmy is a 2012 recipient of the Guggenheim Foundation’s Fellowship in Choreography. She danced with Doug Varone and Dancers for five years. The Star Tribune called Yerushalmy’s “Hello, My Name is Catherine” an

 

“oddly delightful amalgam of court and folk dancing all wrapped up in a singular postmodern sensibility.”

 

Contact: Danielle Robinson-Prater, danielle@zenondance.org

 

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14. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA PRESENTS BEAUTY & THE BEAST MAY 9-11

 

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota presents the World Premiere of its newest original full-length production, “Beauty & the Beast”! Featuring Michelle Ludwig as Beauty, Andrew Lester as the Beast, and Benjamin Johnson as Beauty's Father.

 

Created in the tradition of the classic story ballets, "Beauty & the Beast" has an original story adaptation written by TCB Artistic Director Denise Vogt, and an original musical score composed and recorded by emerging composer Jordan Cox specifically for this production. It also features new stage designs, sets, lighting, costumes and choreography.

 

Full of magic, imagination, hope and redemption, “Beauty & the Beast”  is sure to delight the whole family!

 

WHAT: "Beauty & the Beast" Original Full-length Ballet World Premiere

 

WHERE: Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center)

 

WHEN:

Friday May 9,    7:00pm

Saturday May 10, 2:00pm

Saturday May 10, 7:00pm

Sunday May 11,   2:00pm

 

TICKETS: From $16 to $32  ON SALE NOW (Ames Center/BPAC Box Office,

Ticketmaster)

 

FREE PARKING

 

For more information visit: http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

 

Contact: info@TwinCitiesBallet.org

 

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15. RAGAMALA DANCE AND RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA AT THE WALKER ART CENTER- MAY 15-18

 

Song of the Jasmine

Thu–Sun, May 15–18

Walker Art Center

 

In India, the jasmine flower traverses the world of man and the world of the gods. This inspired new work freely moves between past and present, composition and improvisation, music and dance, delving into the concept of longing through the lens of recollection, appeal, and total surrender. Guided by the rich poems of the Tamil Bhakti poet Andal, Song of the Jasmine embodies the spiritual and the sensual that are the lifeblood of the Indian psyche.

 

Ragamala Dance’s codirectors Aparna Ramaswamy and Ranee Ramaswamy collaborate with jazz saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa for an absorbing investigation of identity that conjures the past in order to experience the power of the present.

 

Join Ragamala for its annual gala evening on Saturday, May 17 at 5:30 pm in the Walker’s Gather by D’Amico. For information and tickets, call Joanna Lackram at 612.253.3556.

 

» tickets and more information:

http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/ragamala-dance-and-rudresh-mahanthappa

 

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

 

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16. AMP 3: ALTERNATIVE MOTION PROJECT’S 3RD SEASON PERFORMANCE- MAY 16-18

 

Alternative Motion Project returns to The Southern Theater in Minneapolis, MN for its 3rd Season, AMP 3. The program features 15 dancers, live vocalist, Alyssa Anderson,  and four distinctive and dynamic World Premieres by AMP’s founders, Kristin Howe + Joanna Lees. This exciting evening of modern dance also showcases the work of local dance artist and St. Olaf Professor, Heather Klopchin, who brings her stark and physical group piece, Gridlock, to AMP’s repertory.

 

TICKETS

$15 General Admission

$12 Student/Senior/Disability/Children Under 12

$3 off with 2013 MN Fringe Festival Button (walk up only)

Ordering Ticket Information TBD.

 

WHERE

The Southern Theater

1420 Washington Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 5545

 

WHEN

Fri, May 16th 8pm

Sat, May 17th 2pm (pay-as-able)

Sat, May 17th 8pm

Sun, May 18th 2pm

 

Contact: alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

 

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17. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS SADHANA- MAY 18

 

The Annual Spring Concert

 

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 5 pm

Tickets: $10 for children 12 and under, $15 for adults

651-690-6700           

http://oshag.stkate.edu/event/sadhana-2014

 

The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University

2004 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105

 

Katha Dance Theatre is honored to present over 100 of its school students in the 27th annual Spring Concert "Sadhana" at The O'Shaughnessy Auditorium this May. The program will feature a diverse range of traditional Kathak repertoires, including Vandana, Bhajan, Nritta in various taals, Thumri and dances from Holi and Raas Festivals. This concert portrays a journey of the storytellers, theKathakaars, who transmitted knowledge of epics and mythology by combining music, dance, acting and narration and later gracefully entered the arena of the royal courts.

 

KDT's innovative mix of rhythmic and expressive works, the swiftness and royalty of the body movement, the perfection of footwork and high technique has become a favorite for families of all ages, and we hope you will share in the experience of Northern India's powerful expressive art.

 

Contact: Rita Mustaphi, rita.mustaphi@gmail.com

 

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ONGOING CLASSES

 

18. OPEN CLASSES WITH MATHEW JANCZEWSKI

 

Janczewski’s classes will explore the qualities of released and off-balance dancing with the use of gravity, spiral and momentum -- daring students to find qualities of stillness and explosion. Spatial awareness will be heightened with use of “disco-ball” beams of light, while challenging students to use a range of dynamics: vigorous, athletic, gestural and theatrical.

 

You will sweat, a lot.

 

When:

February 24– May 9: Mondays and Fridays, 10am – 11:30am

 

The Cowles Center, Studio 5B

528 Hennepin Ave,

Minneapolis, MN 55403

 

Classes are $15 for drop-ins

 

For questions or further information, please email scott.arenadances@gmail.com

 

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19. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET ONGOING CLASSES

 

Teen Beginning Ballet (no experience necessary; ages 12-18)

Tuesday 6-7pm, Drop in or Class Card (see below)

 

Adult Beginning Ballet (no experience necessary; ages 16+)

Wednesday 6-7:30pm

NOTE: Pre-registration is required to reserve a place in this class because it fills quickly.

Please call the Studio Manager to hold your spot for any or all of the following sessions:

Winter: (8 weeks) Feb 5 -Mar 26

Spring Session (8 weeks): Apr 9-May 28

Early Summer Session (4 weeks): June 4-25

Drop in or Class Card

 

Adult Lifelong Ballet (less strenuous)

Monday 10-11am, Drop in or Class Card

 

Teen and Adult Open Ballet

Monday-Thursday 7:30pm-9pm

Friday 10-11:30am

Saturday 8:30-10 am

 

Teen and Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet (class attended by SPCB Company)

Tuesday-Thursday 10am-11:30am

Sunday 10am-11:30am

Drop in or Class Card

 

Conditioning (no previous experience required, bring a yoga mat)

Monday 6:30-7:15

Saturday 10-10:45

Drop in or class card (1/2 punch per class)

 

Rates:

Drop in $14, Just barre $8

Senior Citizen (60+ with valid ID) $9 drop in

Under 25 Student Drop in $5 (through May 2014)

Adult Class cards good for 3 months from date of purchase

NO pre-registration required with the exception of the Adult 1 class on

Wednesday 6:00pm.

4-class card $48

8-class card $88

12-class card $128

Unlimited-class card $148 Expires at the end of each month.

 

NOTE: A single drop-in conditioning class will be $7, or one-half punch on a card. For instance, if you have a 4-punch card, it could be used for 4 ballet classes or 8 conditioning classes (or a combination thereof totaling 4 punches.)

 

Contact: SPCB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

 

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20. SPRING SESSION CLASSES AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL

 

SPRING SESSION: March 24 - June 1

Spring class schedule: zenondance.org/school

 

Drop-in rates:

We know how busy life is, and that's why Zenon offers all of our classes at a drop-in rate! Whenever your schedule allows, you can dance at Zenon. Meet us downtown for any class and pay a drop-in rate of just $13-16. Drop-ins are welcome in both Youth and Adult classes!

 

1 hour classes- $13

1.5 hour classes- $14

2 hour classes- $16

 

Drop-ins welcome throughout Spring session!

 

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

 

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21. TWIN CITIES BALLET MONDAY OPEN PROFESSIONAL BALLET CLASS

 

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota hosts adult open professional ballet classes Monday mornings from 10:00-11:30am at Ballet Royale Minnesota Studios.

 

The class, taught by Twin Cities Ballet company members and staff, is open to professional dancers and advanced college students at $10 per class (cash or check only).

 

Ballet Royale is conveniently located just 20 minutes south of either Minneapolis or St. Paul,  just off I-35 on the Burnsville/Lakeville border.

 

Free Parking provided.

 

For directions and information visit http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

 

Contact: info@TwinCitiesBallet.org

 

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22. ONGOING CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

 

TU Dance Center offers several classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced level.  Join us in our spacious studios!

 

Morning Open Classes

Monday, 10:00-11:00am, GAGA People with Berit Ahlgren

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am,  Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Thursday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Friday, 9:30-11:00am, Modern with Erin Thompson; Emilie Pauche Flink (4/18)

 

Evening Open Classes (No evening classes during spring break, March 31 - April 13)

Monday, 8:00-9:30pm, Beginning Adult Ballet with Tina Anderson

Wednesday, 6:00-7:30pm, Intermediate/Advanced Horton based modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Wednesday, 7:30-9:00pm, Advanced Ballet with Laurel Keen

Thursday, 7:15-8:45 pm, West African with Kenna-Camara Cottman & Voice of Culture

Friday, 5:30-7:00pm, Advanced Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Saturday: 3:15-4:15pm, Contemporary Ballet with Katelyn Skelley or Modern with Blake Nellis

 

For more information visit "Open Classes" at http: www.tudance.org

 

Cost:  $14/class, $120/10-class card.

 

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota  55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block  east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center)

 

Contact: education@tudance.org

 

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

 

23. 3 WORKSHOPS WITH VSA MINNESOTA- APRIL 7, 17 and 22

 

There’s still room to attend Monday’s captioning workshop. Some really cool options for metro arts groups of all kinds will be presented, so send someone if you can. A summary follows, as well as blurbs for meetings on other accessibility and grant topics on April 10, 17 and 22.

 

- How Captioning Serves Patrons with Hearing Loss (and all patrons) –

Monday, April 7, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Illusion Theater, 528 Hennepin Ave., 8th floor, Minneapolis (enter through Cowles Center for Dance at 516 Hennepin)

Captioning and assistive listening systems serve anyone who is hard of hearing – as well as many of us who didn’t quite catch that last phrase. This workshop presents a survey of how local captioners are making their plays, musicals, art exhibits, lectures or slide shows more accessible. See which methods might work for your organization. Learn how to do your own scripted captioning, using your own computer and borrowing free software and a free caption display unit from VSA Minnesota. You’ll hear representatives from the Guthrie Theater, Mixed Blood, Stages, Teatro del Pueblo, Art St. Croix, Paradigm Captioning and several arts patrons who are hard of hearing.

 

COME or call/email to register in advance: 612-332-3888 ext. 2, or access@vsamn.org

 

- Developing an Access Plan –

Thursday, April 17, 10 a.m. to noon

Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis

This hands-on work session will help arts organization/venue board members, volunteers or staff draft an Access Plan of strategies and policies to help be more successful (and legal) in involving people with disabilities. We’ll share sample Access Plans and Accessibility Site Surveys, examine actual accessibility challenges you face, and search for practical solutions. If you bring a laptop or tablet, you may have a draft plan to bring home with you!

 

- Finding, Developing and Serving a New Audience –

Tuesday, April 22, 10 a.m. to noon

Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 5th Ave. SE, Osseo (just west of US 169 off Hwy 81)

Learn from patrons with disabilities how participate in the arts and what accommodations improve their experiences. Disability etiquette, customer service practices, connections with disability agencies, social service organizations, group homes, senior centers and media can help you reach and develop ongoing new relationships (and sell more tickets). Volunteers and front-of-house staff especially welcome.

 

 

GRANT INFORMATION: http://vsamn.org/ada-improvement-grants-available-2014/

WORKSHOP INFORMATION: http://vsamn.org/arts-organizations/access-assistance/

ACCESSIBLE ARTS CALENDAR: http://vsamn.org/community/calendar/

 

The mission of VSA Minnesota is to create a community where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in and access the arts.

 

Contact: Jon Skaalen, jon@vsamn.org

 

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24. ANATOMY IN 3D FOR DANCERS: DEEP HIP AND CORE- MAY 10

 

Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

10am – 1pm

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy, conf. room

 

Anatomy in Three Dimensions™ is the best way to understand the musculoskeletal system and integrate the knowledge into your own life as a dancer.  In this 3 hour course, you will build each muscle in clay and place it on a specially designed skeleton.  We will build the muscles of the deep hip and core, and do movement to help imprint the functionality of the

muscles.  (Subsequent coursework will be offered on the upper extremity & lower extremity.)  Previous students have included dancers, dance teachers, Pilates teachers, yoga teachers, nurses, and physical therapists.  They have said, "The hands on aspect of the course helped to integrate the learning at a deeper level". The deeper your knowledge is in 3D anatomy, the better teacher you will become! Space is limited to 8 people.

 

Fee: $99

Register:

http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=13182&stype=-8&sView=week&sDate=5/10/2014

 

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

 

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25. SPINE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP WITH OLIVE BIERINGA AND OTTO RAMSTAD- MAY 10-11

 

Spine: a Body-Mind Centering® workshop

With Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad

May 10 & 11 10-4pm

Studio 206 2637 27th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406

 

Join Olive and Otto for a weekend of diving deeply into embodied anatomy. Together we will take a holographic exploration of the human body to understand self and increase our physical potential through movement and hands on study. We will explore our spine and its embryology, our central nervous system, our ligaments and muscles and related developmental patterns. In studying somatics we not only learn about ourselves but come to understand how we learn.

 

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, the founder of Body-Mind Centering®, stated that “This study leads to an understanding of how the mind is expressed through the body and the body through the mind.”

 

This workshop is for anyone who wants to feel great and learn more about their spine irregardless of your movement or bodywork background.

 

Workshop $150-200 sliding scale

People who register before April 25th receive a 15% discount!

 

To register please email olive@bodycartography.org and send deposit of 30% of course fees to

Olive Bieringa, 3304 E 24th st, Minneapolis, Mn 55406

 

For more information visit www.bodycartography.org & Wwww.bodymindcentering.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/274836832685726/?source=50

 

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

 

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26. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE- JUNE 9-13

 

June 9-13, 2014

11:30am- 3:30pm

Zenon Studio 4A

 

Take class and learn repertory from Zenon Dance Company at our Summer Intensive!

 

Zenon Dance Company’s week-long Intensive Program offers a rigorous and exceptional experience for intermediate to advanced students with a passion for dance. This intensive, taught by Zenon Dance Company Dancers, offers daily technique and repertory classes.

 

Students attend a daily morning Master Class combining dance technique and improvisation with the Zenon Dance Company Dancers. In the afternoon, students will learn Zenon repertory excerpts that have been presented on stage!

 

Requirement: Intermediate level of dance training in ballet and/or modern dance.

 

5 Day Package: $200

Save $25 by purchasing a 5 Day Package!

Includes all Master and Repertory Classes - only $200!

Register online at zenondance.org/store

 

Drop-In Rates:

Master Class Drop-in: $20

Repertory Class Drop-in: $25

 

No pre-registration required for drop-ins.

 

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

 

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27. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER PROGRAMS- JUNE 9-AUGUST 22

 

Ballet Royale Minnesota conducts three separate summer intensive programs. Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give outstanding professional instruction for all levels.

 

Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer, Special Guest BONNIE MATHIS (former Principal, ABT & Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota)

 

BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA 2014 SUMMER PROGRAMS:

 

1)  “SPRING INTO SUMMER” FOCUSED BALLET REGIMEN, June 9 – 20th (NO AUDITION)

For Intermediate/Advanced (minimum of two years Pointe) through Professionals; daily Conditioning/Pilates, Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men's Class. Great way to kick off the summer, keep in shape or prepare for longer intensives!

 

2)   JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE, July 8 – August 1st (AUDITION REQUIRED FOR AGES 11 & UP)

A rigorous ballet-based variable two to four week intensive program, ages 7 and older. Classes include Classical Ballet, Pointe, Preparation for Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Character, Variations, Repertoire, Men’s class, Acting, Pilates, Yoga, Lectures, Choreographic Methods, and Injury Prevention. Performance opportunity for full-program students.

 

3)   AUGUST BALLET & JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP: August 9 – 22nd (AUDITION REQUIRED)

Ages 12 and older (minimum one-year pointe). Intensive program with Classical Ballet and Jazz Dance Technique, Classical Variations & Nutcracker choreography. Students have the opportunity to perform jazz dance numbers with Twin Cities Ballet and other local groups at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, as part of Burnsville’s “Art and All That Jazz” festival on August 16, 2014.

 

http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

 

http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

 

FREE PARKING

 

Contact: info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

 

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28. INSTINCT DANCE INTENSIVE WITH ARENA DANCES- JUNE 16-20

 

Join ARENA DANCES for a week of classes and repertory opportunities taught by founder and artistic director, Mathew Janczewski. Targeted for the high intermediate to advanced level dancer, the instinct Dance Intensive will explore the qualities of released and off-balance dancing with the use of gravity, spiral and momentum — daring students to find qualities of stillness and explosion. Spatial awareness will be heightened while challenging students to use a range of dynamics: vigorous, athletic, gestural and theatrical.

 

June 16 - June 20

10am - 3pm

Cowles Center for Dance, Studio 5B

 

Early registration deadline: April 14

Standard registration deadline: May 16

 

For registration information, visit arena-dances.org -- See you there!

 

Contact: Scott Stafford, scott.arenadances@gmail.com

 

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29. MAT TEACHER TRAINING WITH CARI RIIS STEMMLER AND TIZA WYNN RILEY- JUNE 6-8

 

Mat I

Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Exercises

Balanced Body Mat I includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, a review of core anatomy, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a fitness setting and guidelines for safely teaching seniors and pre-, and post-natal classes.

 

Fri, June 6 - Sun, June 8

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

 

Mat II

Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

 

Fri, June 20 - Sun, June 22

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

 

Register: https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/host-sites.html

 

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

5101 Vernon Ave. South  Suite 2A

Edina MN 55436 USA

 

952-405-9765

 

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

 

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30. SUMMER INTENSIVE WITH MINNESOTA'S ANANYA DANCE THEATRE- JUNE 23-JULY 11

 

3-week residency: June 23-July 11, 2014 • Mon-Fri (no class July 4).

 

Ananya Chatterjea and company members from Ananya Dance Theatre will teach daily technique class in the style of Yorchha, the company’s signature movement vocabulary combining elements from yoga, the classical Indian dance form Odissi, and the martial art form Chhau, and set repertory on participants. A public showing will conclude the intensive on Friday, July 11.

 

Course Information: DNCE 3701 Summer Dance Intensive, 2 credits • Barbara Barker Center for Dance, 500 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 • https://theatre.umn.edu/dance/summer

 

Registration: This intensive is open to anyone 16 years of age or older. University of Minnesota degree-seeking students must register for the course through One Stop Registration. Information for non-degree seeking student registration is online at http://onestop.umn.edu/non-degree/index.html.

 

Please Note: There are two sections for this Summer Intensive. Section 1 is open to anyone 16 years of age and older, no audition required. Section 2 is open to Dance Majors from any college or university (or by audition/instructor consent).

 

For more information about ADT: http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org

 

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

 

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31. 2014 TU DANCE SUMMER PROGRAMS- JULY 7- AUGUST 16

 

Registration Open until June 15, 2014.

 

TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands are pleased to announce the 2014 Junior & Teen Summer Program and the 2014 Pre-Professional Summer Intensive at TU Dance Center in Saint Paul.  

 

The Pre-Professional Summer Intensive offers an in-depth and engaging dance experience for advanced, intermediate and beginning students ages 12-23. Students attend daily technique classes in ballet, modern, West-African, body conditioning and learn TU Dance repertory.  For placement questions please contact TU Dance Center at education@tudance.org or 612-605-1925.

 

Beginning 1, July 7-18

Beginning 2, Intermediate and Advanced, July 28-August 16

 

The Junior & Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique from a range of disciplines including modern, ballet and African for ages 5+.

 

Creative Movement/Drum (ages 5-8), July 14-18

Introduction to Dance (ages 7-10), July 7-18

Bridge level (11-13), July 7-18

 

All session will conclude with a student showcase at the end of the respective program.

 

For more information visit "classes" at http://www.tudance.org

 

TU Dance Center, 2121 West University Avenue, Saint Paul MN 55114  |  www.tudance.org

 

Contact: TU Dance Center at education@tudance.org or 612-605-1925.

 

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32. THE RIVERS SUMMER INTENSIVE WITH ROCHELLE ZIDE- AUGUST 1-8

 

The Rivers Summer Intensive welcomes Rochelle Zide back to the Twin Cities, August 1-8 at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.  Hosted by Minnesota Dance Theatre in studios 6A and 6B, classes and lectures will begin at 2:00pm and continue through the early evening.

 

Ms. Zide was a soloist with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, principal dancer and ballet mistress for Joffrey Ballet, and has numerous choreographic, educational, and directorship credentials including Artistic Director of Nederlans Danz Theater.  In 2014, Ms. Zide has been honored by the CORPS de Ballet International with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

Facebook.com/TheRiversBallet

http://www.riversballet.org

 

Contact:  admin@riversballet.org

 

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33. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET SUMMER CLASSES AND INTENSIVES

 

Come dance with us this summer! Intensives for students and adult drop in classes available. Ages 4-adult.

 

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/school/summer-classes-2014/ for levels, times, and pricing.

 

Classes in ballet, modern, and classical variations.

 

Contact: SPCB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

 

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

 

34. DANCE WITH EMILY JOHNSON/CATALYST IN THE WORLD PREMIERE OF SHORE!

 

We need 20 dancers to join the cast of our new dance, SHORE. The dance is subtle and full and includes walking, very very slow walking, running, focused attention and a broad perspective, watching, singing to trees and through walls, humming, lots of giving, and some other things.

 

Below is the full schedule including performances at a SHORE event in Richfield, preview excerpts of SHORE at Northern Spark, and the world premiere of SHORE at Northrop.

 

You must be able to attend all rehearsals and performances.

Pay is $350

 

Please email Julia@catalystdance.com by April 16th if you are interested. We are not holding auditions; we will make our casting decisions by April 20.

 

Thank you!

 

May 9: 5:30 - 7pm rehearsal, location TBA

May 10 : 10:30am - 3pm SHORE: Richfield (rehearse 10:30 - 12, perform at 2pm)

May 17 : 4-6pm Northrop Mall and Theater, rehearsal

May 21 : 6-8pm Northrop Mall and Theater, rehearsal

May 24 : 2-6pm Northrop Mall and Theater, rehearsal

May 25 : 2-5pm Northrop Mall and Theater, rehearsal

 

June 13 : 8-10pm Mill City Museum rehearsal for Northern Spark

June 14 : 9-10: 30pm Mill City Museum performance for Northern Spark

June 16 : 6-9pm Northrop Mall and Theater, rehearsal

June 18 : 6-9pm Northrop Mall and Theater, rehearsal

June 19 : 6-10pm Northrop dress rehearsal

June 20 : 6-10pm Northrop PREMIERE performance

June 21 : 6-10pm Northrop PREMIERE performance

 

Contact: Emily Johnson, emily@catalystdance.com

 

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35. OFF-LEASH AREA SEEKS HOSTS FOR FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR

 

Off-Leash Area seeks hosts for their 5th Annual Neighborhood Garage Tour.  This year we will tour a brand new production "Stripe & Spot (Learn To) Get Along,"  about two voyagers simultaneously shipwrecked on a desert island.  It's a ridiculous comedy, complete with a rotating stage, and presided over by the sun and moon as a Vaudevillian duo.

 

Being a tour host is a great way to meet your neighbors and encourage community, and a great excuse to clean your garage! Check our webpage for answers to frequently asked questions:www.offleasharea.org

 

For more information about hosting, please contact Off-Leash Area at offleash@offleasharea.org or 612-724-7372

 

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

 

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36. SEEKING HIP HOP TEACHER FOR THE SUMMER

 

Need a Hip Hop teacher for the summer. Very beginning levels, but want a real experience for my students. Would like to offer it to both non-dancers and my Performing Arts students. (Two different classes)

 

Classes start June 9th. Could be a week workshop or have it once a week class (6 week session).

 

Dance Moves Performing Arts School

9205 Lexington Ave. N

Circle Pines, Mn

 

Contact: Laura McClanahan, dance.moves@comcast.net

 

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37. PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITY FOR JAZZ AND RHYTHM-DRIVEN CHOREOGRAPHERS

 

Submissions are open for the 6th annual Rhythmically Speaking choreographers showcase, running August 14-16at the Southern Theater. We are proud to support the Twin Cities’ best jazz and rhythm-driven dance each year, and look forward to seeing what you have to offer. Emerging and established choreographers alike are encouraged to apply with new or existing work in jazz and rhythm-based dance. Not sure what we mean by jazz and rhythm-based dance? You tell us. We are excited to be figuring out what that means to this community, and encourage you to join the conversation by applying.

 

Important Dates:

- May 25: Mandatory meeting for selected choreographers (7-9pm)

- July 13: Mandatory progress showing (7-9pm)

- August 11-13: Tech

- August 14-16: Shows

 

Compensation: Honorarium of at least $800 provided.

 

Details: A video sample is strongly encouraged, but not required. All video submissions must be posted to www.vimeo.com. Video of the work being applied with is strongly encouraged, but if not available, work in a very similar style should be submitted. While the work can be between three and thirty minutes, submissions of ten minutes or more are strongly encouraged.

 

Submission form and requirements are currently posted at www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org. Please send completed Submission Form to info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org by Friday, April 18. Choreographer selection will be posted to the Rhythmically Speaking website by May 1. We look forward to seeing your work, and thank you for your interest.

 

Contact: Erinn Liebhard, info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

 

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38. AUDITION FOR THREADS DANCE PROJECT

 

Threads Dance Project (TDP) is seeking an ethnically diverse group of dancers ages 21 and older, for its 2014-2015 Season.

 

TDP is seeking versatile dancers that are quick learner and are fluent in a variety of dance forms.  Experience in ballet, jazz, pointe work, African and hip-hop are a plus.  Dancers must bring a headshot and resume to the audition.

 

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD:

Date: Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Time: 2:30p-4:30p

Where: Cowles Center - 528 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis MN

2nd Floor, TekBox

 

Email: mgr@threadsdance.org or call 952-250-5965 for additional information.

 

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39. AUDITION FOR SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET’S 2014-15 SEASON

 

Sunday, May 4th

10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

1680 Grand Ave, St Paul

 

Please bring a headshot, full body dance shot, and resume. Female dancers please bring pointe shoes.

 

Audition fee $25.00

 

Contact: SPCB Admin, company@spcb.org

 

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40. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS - ZENON DANCE ZONE SUMMER 2014

 

Zenon Dance Zone is looking for choreographers to create work for the Summer 2014 session. Choreographers from all dance disciplines are encouraged to apply! This is a great opportunity for emerging and established choreographers to have space and time to create, experiment, and play in a supportive environment.

 

Choreographers work with students in the Dance Zone Performance level to either create a new dance or refine an existing piece.  These students are passionate and committed dancers from a variety of dance backgrounds who have been selected through auditions.  Zenon provides rehearsal space and dancers and choreographers work with the Zone Coordinator to set a rehearsal schedule.

 

Zenon Dance Zone will compensate choreographers with 20 free dance classes or 20 hours of personal rehearsal space or a split of the two (good for one year from end of commitment). Zenon will produce the choreographer’s work over three evenings as part of the Zenon Dance Zone Concert (August 22-24).

 

Interested choreographers please send a resume and video link to Lauren Holmes, Zenon Dance Zone Coordinator, at (lauren@zenondance.org). Review of applications will begin on April 14, 2014.

 

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

 

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41. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE

 

SUMMER ZONE AUDITION: FRIDAY, MAY 16

This audition is for both Performance and Technique levels

 

Registration:  6 PM

Audition Class:  6:30 PM

Zenon Studio 4A

 

Zenon Dance Zone is an intensive study and performance program that offers students the opportunity to study with first-rate instructors, work with area choreographers and perform in a studio concert at the end of the session.

 

Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship. The program is divided into two levels:

Technique Level: provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles.

 

Performance Level: provides an opportunity for students to work with area

choreographers and perform in an end-of-session concert.

 

Tuition: UNLIMITED CLASSES at Zenon Dance School for the Summer Session!

Technique Level-$588 (only $49 per week for 12 weeks)

Performance Level-$528 (only $44 per week for 12 weeks)

(Payment plans available. Work-study opportunities available to help subsidize a portion of tuition.)

 

If you are interested in Zone but cannot attend the audition, please contact Zone Coordinator, Lauren Holmes, to find out how you can still join!

 

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

 

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42. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHIC SUBMISSIONS: DANCES AT THE LAKES, JULY 11 & 12

 

The Christopher Watson Dance Company is excited to announce that we are seeking submissions for our 13th annual DANCES AT THE LAKES FESTIVAL. The two free public performances will be held in the large grassy area near the Rose Garden at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. We seek a variety of work that includes choreographers and dance companies who create and perform contemporary work based in any cultural tradition. Both emerging and established choreographers are encouraged to apply. Applicants may choose to adapt an existing piece or a portion of an existing piece to the Rose Garden space, or create a new work, which could be a site-specific work, for the festival. Company directors may apply to perform work created by a resident or guest choreographer. Dances may be between three and ten minutes long.

 

Application deadline: Monday, April 28

Notification of selection results: Friday, May 2

Festival dates: Friday & Saturday, July 11 & 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

 

Compensation: Each choreographer/group will receive an honorarium.

 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 

Contact: Christopher Watson, cwdc1991@gmail.com, for further festival information and application requirements.

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43. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION AUDITIONS

 

Ballet Royale Minnesota conducts three separate ballet summer intensive programs. Two of the programs require an audition: the July Four Week Intensive, and the August Two Week Ballet & Jazz Repertory Workshop.

 

SUMMER INTENSIVES LIVE AUDITION:

APRIL 13, 20134 at Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16233 Kenyon Ave., Lakeville MN 55044

 

Registration 12:30pm, Audition 1:00-3:00pm

 

$25 Non-refundable Audition Fee for the Live Auditions. Cash or Check only.

 

Submit Two Photos: Headshot and 1st Arabesque (on pointe for girls)

 

SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION BY VIDEO:

Dancers may also audition by Video on or before April 25, 2014. See Audition Registration Form on Ballet Royale's website for details. $35 fee for video audition.

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION day program:

Dancers may also indicate at the live audition whether they wish to be considered for Ballet Royale's elite Professional Trainee Division day program during the school year (program is by audition and invitation only).

 

This comprehensive training program provides focused and dedicated dancers the finest professional training to maximize their growth and development; all Professional Trainees are on partial scholarship, and are Apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota company.

 

Interested students who wish to audition for the day program other than during a group audition should contact Ballet Royale directly to arrange an evaluation/audition.

 

For any questions visit our website http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

 

Contact: info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

 

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44. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA COMPANY & APPRENTICE AUDITIONS

 

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota (TCB), the resident dance company of AMES CENTER (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), is looking for men and women with advanced classical ballet (including pointe for women) and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and who have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

 

Company Member Dancers would be hired for the 2014–15 season as salaried employees, from September 2014 to mid-May 2015, approximately 31 weeks. Apprentice positions are unpaid, but Apprentices receive partial or full scholarships for training in Ballet Royale's Professional Trainee Division day program. Company Members and Apprentices receive company class each weekday afternoon, with rehearsals primarily on the weekends during non-performance weeks.

 

Expect to participate in TCB's The Nutcracker and a major spring production in May at the south metro's premier professional theater, the Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), as well as other smaller venues doing shorter mixed genre pieces as additional opportunities arise throughout the year.

 

For more about Twin Cities Ballet, visit: http://TwinCitiesBallet.org

 

Interested dancers should contact us at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, or call 952-452-3163 to arrange a local audition at Ballet Royale Minnesota studios.

 

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45. CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE SEEKS DANCERS OVER THE AGE OF 50

 

Contempo Physical Dance seeks dancers over the age of 50 to be part of a new choreographic work by Artistic Director/Choreographer, Marciano Silva dos Santos. This work will be performed in the summer of 2014. Dancers should have some experience in any dance style.

 

www.contempophysicaldance.org

 

Contact:  Jenny Pennaz, Managing Director, at contempophysicaldance@gmail.com or 612-619-4116 for more information.

 

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46. TU DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS

 

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - TU Dance Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Registration:  11:30am

Audition:  12:00-3:00pm

 

Please send resume and head shot by Monday, April 1, 2014 by e-mail to info@tudance.org, or by mail to:

TU Dance

Attn: Company Auditions

PO Box 40405

St. Paul, MN 55104

 

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota  55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block  east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).

 

Contact: info@tudance.org

 

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47. TAP TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES

 

We are seeking a passionate & rhythmical Tap Teacher to join our professional staff for the 2014/2015 dance year.  Tap Teacher will work with our most advanced tappers and adults one night a week.  We also have teaching opportunities for master classes and tap intensives throughout our summer program.

 

Prairie School of Dance is in its 17th year providing quality instruction in a wholesome environment.  Our students work hard and love tapping! To learn more about the school, please visit http://www.prairieschoolofdance.com

 

CONTACT: Sarah Steichen, prairieschoolofdance@gmail.com

 

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

 

48. ADA ACCESS IMPROVEMENT GRANT INFORMATION MEETING

 

Thursday, April 10, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

 

Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis

 

Find out how your arts group can use this grant opportunity (up to $15,000) to make facility or program improvements that help arts patrons with disabilities participate in your arts programs. Ask questions, see if you qualify, hear what others are doing, begin a plan to submit an application by the May 16 deadline.

 

GRANT INFORMATION: http://vsamn.org/ada-improvement-grants-available-2014/

WORKSHOP INFORMATION: http://vsamn.org/arts-organizations/access-assistance/

ACCESSIBLE ARTS CALENDAR: http://vsamn.org/community/calendar/

 

The mission of VSA Minnesota is to create a community where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in and access the arts.

 

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49. CAREER TRANSITION GRANT FOR DANCERS

 

Hey Minnesota dancers, I just want to give you the heads-up about our next grant application deadline: May 7, 2014.  

 

To apply, 1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify. 2)

Schedule a phone appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.  

 

For more information about this grant opportunity and our free services visit our website at careertransition.org

 

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

 

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50. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

 

Part social gathering, part information share, part work session, grant circle is time and space to ask questions, get feedback, and work work work on those grants.

 

The first session will be focused on the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant, which is due July 11. The number of artist initiative awards given to dance is dependent on the number of applications, so more people applying helps us all! Drop by with your grant started or not, or even if you are just starting to think about it!

 

Date: Monday, May 5

Time: 5-7pm

Where: The Cowles Center

Who: Co-Hosted by Michèle Steinwald and Sam Johnson, with special guests, and you!

 

Contact: Sam Johnson, s_johnso@yahoo.com

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

 

51. FREE COUNSELING: CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

 

Free Career Transition For Dancers counseling sessions by phone (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays).  

 

If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in

need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you.  Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for free.  

 

Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, free; just

call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

 

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

 

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

 

52. DanceUSA PERFORMANCE LISTINGS

 

Part of the benefit of hosting the DanceUSA conference is that we get to share all that is happening in the Twin Cities dance scene at the same time.

 

If you have a show/installation/happening between June 18-21 please send me an email with the details so I can add it to the ever expanding list online: http://conference.danceusa.org/?page_id=4478

 

We want to make sure everyone attending the conference knows how vibrant this community is and can participate!

 

Contact: Michèle Steinwald at msteinwald@thecowlescenter.org

 

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53. SMART ALICE WEB DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY

 

I'm a photographer, recently moved to the Twin Cities, and I'm looking forward to connecting with the local dance community.

 

What I do:

Dance portrait photography for your portfolio

Performance photography for your dance company's marketing and PR needs

 

For samples of my work please visit:

http://smartalicewebdesign.com/wordpress/category/photo-shoot/dance-photography-photo-shoot/

http://alicegebura.com/portrait.html

 

Contact: Alice Gebura, (651) 224-4539 or alice@smartalicewebdesign.com

 

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54. SPCB INSTALLS A BRAND NEW SPRUNG FLOOR

 

The SPCB Company, Board Members, and Parent Volunteers gathered at the studio on Grand Avenue at 9:00 A.M. with glue guns, drills, measuring sticks, and several dozen sheets of plywood with only one mission: spring the floor.

 

Instead of bringing pointe shoes and tights to the studio on Thursday April 3rd, the Company dancers brought their determination and team work to the forefront in a community effort to better our dance space. Read about it on our blog:

 

http://spcbcompany.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/spcb-presents-our-new-sprung-floor/

 

And join us for classes this week to help us break it in! http://www.spcballet.org/school/classes/

 

Contact: SPCB Admin,  spcb@spcballet.org

 

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55. REHEARSAL/CLASS  SPACE  AVAILABLE  IN  SOUTH  MINNEAPOLIS

 

GREAT location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more

information.

 

Contact: genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

 

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56. REHEARSAL/CLASS  SPACE  AVAILABLE  IN  BLOOMINGTON

 

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

 

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

 

Contact: genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

 

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Dance Community News - April 2, 2014

In This Issue.

 

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

 

1. VANESSA VOSKUIL’S THE STUDENT AT THE O’SHAUGHNESSY- APRIL 3-4

 

2. CRASH.DANCE.PRODUCTIONS. PRESENTS SUI GENERIS AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER- APRIL 3-5

 

3. MELISSA BIRCH PRESENTS FLYING NUNS AT BRYANT LAKE BOWL- THURSDAYS APRIL 3-17

 

4. NETTA YERUSHALMY: OPEN REHEARSAL WITH ZENON DANCE COMPANY- APRIL 4

 

5. THIS WEEKEND- 10th ANNIVERSARY OF KINETIC KITCHEN- APRIL 4-5

 

6. INSIDE OUT GRAND REOPENING GALA AND AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT THE NORTHROP- APRIL 4-6

 

7. ZORONGO FLAMENCO DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS CONVIVIR AT THE COWLES CENTER- APRIL 4-6

 

8. SAGE FULLER COWLES CELEBRATION- APRIL 5

 

9. THIS SATURDAY: AMP IT UP!- APRIL 5

 

10. WELCOME TO THE NEW NORTHROP- APRIL 7

 

11. AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT PRACTICE WITH SPECIAL GUEST FACILITATOR- APRIL 8

 

12. “COALESCE”: AN EVENING OF COLLABORATIVE STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY- APRIL 9-11

 

13. “ROMEO & JULIET” A JAZZ DANCE MUSICAL- APRIL 10-20

 

14. MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE’S SPRING SEASON AT THE COWLES CENTER- APRIL 12-13

 

15. ‘GLASS ARMONICA’: INSPIRED BY THE WORK OF REBECCA DUNHAM- APRIL 13

 

16. SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE PRESENTS NARCISSUS at THE COWLES CENTER- APRIL 17-19

 

17. TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT AT NORTHROP- APRIL 22

 

18. SUBSTANTIVE COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN DANCERS & SCIENTISTS- APRIL 24

 

19. CUBAN HEAT- ZENON DANCE COMPANY’S 31st SEASON BENEFIT- MAY 9

 

20. ZENON DANCE COMPANY’S 31st SPRING SEASON- MAY 9-11, 16-18

 

21. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA PRESENTS BEAUTY & THE BEAST MAY 9-11

 

22. RAGAMALA DANCE AND RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA AT THE WALKER- MAY 15-18

 

ONGOING CLASSES

 

23. FIRST FRIDAY IMPROV GATHERING!

 

24. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ARENA DANCES, TO HOLD OPEN CLASSES

 

25. OPEN ADVANCED JAZZ CLASS

 

26. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

 

27. SPRING SESSION CLASSES AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL

 

28. TWIN CITIES BALLET MONDAY OPEN PROFESSIONAL BALLET CLASS

 

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

 

29. LERALEE WHITTLE WILL TEACH THIS WEEK’S AFRO-MODERN CLASS AT ZENON- APRIL 5

 

30. ZORONGO FLAMENCO DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL ANNOUNCES NEW WORKSHOPS WITH INTERNATIONAL GUEST ARTISTS- APRIL 5-8

 

31. HORTON WORKSHOP WITH TONI PIERCE-SANDS- APRIL 7-9

 

32. WORKSHOPS: CAPTIONING, ACCESS PLANS AND SERVING AUDIENCES WITH DISABILITIES- APRIL 7, 17, and 22

 

33. ANATOMY IN 3D FOR DANCERS: DEEP HIP AND CORE- MAY 10

 

34. SPINE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP WITH OLIVE BIERINGA AND OTTO RAMSTAD- MAY 10-11

 

35. MAT TRAINING WITH CARI RIIS STEMMLER AND TIZA WYNN RILEY- JUNE 6-8 and JUNE 20-22

 

36. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE- JUNE 9-13

 

37. SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE- JUNE 9-27

 

38. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER PROGRAMS- JUNE 9-AUGUST 22

 

39. ARENA DANCES SUMMER INTENSIVE- JUNE 16-20

 

40. STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE- JUNE 23-27

 

41. SUMMER INTENSIVE WITH MINNESOTA'S ANANYA DANCE THEATRE- JUNE 23-JULY 11

 

42. 2014 TU SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS- JULY 7-AUGUST 16

 

43. SUMMER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVE WITH COLLIDE THEATRICAL- JULY 14-18

 

44. SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE SUMMER WORKSHOP- JULY 14-25

 

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

 

45. OFF-LEASH AREA SEEKS HOSTS FOR FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR

 

46. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHIC SUBMISSIONS: RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2014

 

47. TU DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS

 

48. SEEKING DANCE INSTRUCTORS IN THE TWIN CITIES

 

49. GLOBAL SITE PERFORMANCE SEEKS 15-20 DANCERS

 

50. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS - ZENON DANCE ZONE SUMMER 2014

 

51. THREADS DANCE PROJECT SEEKS DANCERS

 

52. CASTING MALE DANCERS FOR GOLDEN BOYS

 

53. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION AUDITIONS

 

54. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA COMPANY & APPRENTICE AUDITIONS

 

55. SEEKING JAZZ INSTRUCTORS FOR SUMMER SESSION

 

56. BALLET AND POINTE INSTRUCTOR WANTED

 

57. SEEKING MALE BALLET DANCER FOR NUTCRACKER

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS
 

58. SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR DANCE/USA CONFERENCE IN MINNEAPOLIS- JUNE 18-21

 

59. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO ATTEND DANCE USA CONFERENCE IN MINNEAPOLIS DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!

 

60. ARTS ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENT GRANTS

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
 

61. MDMF FREE CLINIC FOR INJURIES

 

OTHER DANCE NEWS

 

62. STUDIOS FOR RENT FROM RAGAMALA DANCE IN UPTOWN

 

63. REHEARSAL/CLASS  SPACE  AVAILABLE  IN  SOUTH  MINNEAPOLIS

 

64. REHEARSAL/CLASS  SPACE  AVAILABLE  IN  BLOOMINGTON

65. GROUP COACHING FOR ARTISTS
 

 


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

 

1. VANESSA VOSKUIL’S THE STUDENT AT THE O’SHAUGHNESSY- APRIL 3-4

 

Presented by The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University, St. Paul as part of the Women of Substance series

 

Thursday, April 3 and Friday, April 4, 2014

7:30 pm

 

Created and Written by Vanessa Voskuil

Original Choral Compositions by Janice Vandervelde

Original Compositions and Sound Design by Jesse Whitney

Featuring... more than 170 vocalists, dancers, actors

 

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/88106417

 

Tickets

Online: http://oshag.stkate.edu/event/student

By phone: 651-690-6700

 

Minneapolis-based choreographer and director Vanessa Voskuil collaborates with award-winning composer Janika Vandervelde and sound artist Jesse Whitney of A. Wolf & Her Claws in “The Student,” an epic community-inclusive, music and dance theater performance event.  “The Student” includes a large-scale, diverse community of performers featuring an estimated 70 local and international dancers, actors and community members, and 100 student vocalists from St. Catherine University, Hamline University and Perpich Center for the Arts Education.  “The Student” is a physical, emotional, and psychological study of human experience that focuses on the themes of learning, knowing and being, taking inquiry into the quality of relationship that one has with oneself, and spiritual themes of descent, awareness, and return home.

 

More: http://vanessavoskuil.org/

 

Contact: Vanessa Voskuil, vanessa@vanessavoskuil.org

 

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2. CRASH.DANCE.PRODUCTIONS. PRESENTS SUI GENERIS AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER- APRIL 3-5

 

Sui Generis (/ˌsuːaɪ ˈdʒɛnərɪs/;[1] Latin: [ˈsʊ.iː ˈɡɛnɛrɪs]), meaning "of its own kind/genus." Featuring a company of fifteen dancers, Sui Generis depicts a life cycle in three parts: origin, exposure, phoenix. Universal experiences, as portrayed by one being, progress from youth to maturity, leading to the validation of a life well-lived.

 

crash.dance.productions. is a professional contemporary dance company located in the Twin Cities. Company members work together to choreograph and train while sharing their passion for dance with the local community.

 

April 3rd • 7:30pm

April 4th • 7:30pm

April 5th • 2:30pm & 7:30pm

 

Tickets • $15

crashdance6.brownpapertickets.com -or- [cash, credit, check] at the door

 

Contact: crashdanceproductions@gmail.com

 

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3. MELISSA BIRCH PRESENTS FLYING NUNS AT BRYANT LAKE BOWL- THURSDAYS APRIL 3-17

 

A new full-evening physical theatre work created and performed with Genevieve Muench, Samantha Johns, Renée Copeland, Melissa Birch, Lauren Rae Anderson + Sharon Picasso

 

This engaging and surreal work follows the fate of six sisters searching for the love of god in the unsuspecting backchannels of timeless travel.